In the summer of 2016, SASCU Staff, students and missionaries and local workers teamed up to begin developing land that was graciously given to them. They named it Providence Farm, meaning “God will provide”. Through generous donations the team built a large goat shelter, a rabbit shelter house with hutches and cleared land to plant eucalyptus trees, various vegetables and maize. Most importantly, they built a well that provides fresh water to Providence Farm and surrounding families. An additional well was built for solar powered irrigation for crops. All projects are moving toward the goal of future sustainability.
- Fill a 40 foot shipping container with goods to help reach the below goals
- Build and furnish a boys’ dorm at the farm
- Build a kitchen at the farm
- Build a latrine at the farm
- Move orphans from inner city to Providence Farm
- Expand goat production
2019 CURRENT NEEDS
We are excited that our partners, The Good Earth Garden Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, can’t contain their enthusiasm in helping us reach these goals! A 40 foot shipping container is arriving at The Good Earth sometime in March (specific date TBA very soon) and will hopefully be filled with donated items needed to accomplish our 2019 goals. If you are able to join them in this endeavor, here is our wish list of necessary items. We appreciate any involvement and prayers.
In 2016, SASCU/Providence Farm was given 18 adult goats to start their herd; and many are now giving birth! SASCU was also given a donation of 20 large breeding rabbits. In addition, SASCU is planting eucalyptus, vegetables and maize. Since 2016, the goat herd has grown to over 100 healthy goats, a goat pen and shelter have been built, and additional land continues to be cleared maize, sweet potatoes, beans, eucalyptus, and fruit trees. A chicken pen and several coops have been built and the flock is growing. As donations are given, SASCU will continue to add more goats, chickens, crops, eucalyptus trees, and maintain the farm.
A solar-powered farmhouse has been built to provide housing, and in 2018, the girls’ dorm was built and will soon be occupied by orphans. Presently, January of 2019, a boys’ dorm is being built.
SASCU/Providence Farm’s goal towards sustainability is through the development and growth of the farm land; breeding of animals; and donations and sponsorships to provide for the on-going needs of the SASCU orphans and other vulnerable children.