A ministry arm of Nuru Ya Mapendo
One arm of Nuru Ya Mapendo’s ministry is designed to educate and improve quality of life through agriculture. We work with the District-at-large to introduce sustainable agriculture and animal production best practices to families to provide more nutritious food.
Our goal is to improve health and well-being, with the expectation that practices will be shared with neighbors and friends resulting in increased income to families earning less than $1 per day.
Our education efforts are conducted through David’s House which is centrally located within the District. Follow-up visits are done on site to evaluate benefits and results. A goat, for example, can require up to 3 months income to purchase. In order to protect their investment, they must have proper knowledge of husbandry, shelter, feeding, forage, reproduction, health care, milking and/or marketing. Classes introduce new crops such as amaranth, moringa and neem. Multi-purpose plants suitable for growing in tropical climates such as lab-lab and chaya from Mexico are also introduced. Reference material used for our classes is available in the David’s House library.