Farmers for HOPE works with HOPE International, who has a heart for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and has in-country educators, savings groups, and agricultural lenders. Farmers for HOPE works with HOPE International programs located in Asia, Europe, and Africa.
ASIA – PHILIPPINES
Farmers in the Philippines grow vegetables on the steep terrain of Eastern Samar. These farmers walk miles, carrying their tillage tools, seed, and fertilizer, to their small farm plots. Throughout the growing season, they tend their crop and at harvest, they carry their crop many miles to market. Farmers for HOPE visited, walked alongside, and prayed for these farmers.
EUROPE – UKRAINE
Farmers in Ukraine grow tomatoes in backyard greenhouses. The greenhouses are primarily constructed of a wood frame and plastic film. They heat their greenhouses with wood or coal to be able to start the seedlings in the winter months. At harvest, they sell their produce at the local market. Farmers for HOPE helped the lender identify loan risk and proper loan structure.
AFRICA – BURUNDI
Farmers in Burundi grow bananas, cassavas, sweet potatoes and beans. Over 90% of the population depends on agriculture for a living. However, much of the farm ground has suffered a loss of fertility because of soil erosion from poor agricultural practices and lack of fertilizer. Farmers for HOPE has helped the lender develop safe and sound lending practices.