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Agricultural Training

The future of the Congo’s economy depends on agriculture. To improve agricultural development, the Kamisamba Farm has been created to train women and men to plant and care for crops in both the wet and dry seasons of the year. With facilities that include a classroom, dining room, and lodging, as many as 40 people from all over the region can stay at the Farm for months at a time while learning farming techniques. Workers at the Farm grow everything from corn to tomatoes to lettuce, as well as a wide variety of other plants. The Farm also raises animals. Food grown at the Farm is used at the Children’s Home in Kamina and at a nutrition center. Excess crops can be sold to generate income for the project. Likewise, by learning more effective farming practices, local farmers will be able to produce excess crops to sell, which will raise their incomes and improve the economy of the country. This program also offers free training to former members of the military, who trade in their weapons for tools. “And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war” (Isaiah 2:4).