October 4, 2017
South Africa – Trees from Zechariah 3
GoalWe seek to raise $12,362 to train, equip and supply twenty people with the capacity to run local fruit and nut tree grafting nurseries.
SummaryOffering the people of South African an opportunity run local fruit and nut tree grafting nurseries can produce profit, improve nutrition, result in environmental improvements and result in economic sustainability.
DescriptionFruit tree grafting is a valuable skill for impoverished South Africans. This project will train, equip and supply teams of four to provide 2,000 trees annually for sale in their areas.
In addition to creating employment and providing nutrition, welcome shade can bring about the vision of Zechariah 3:10: “In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree.”
It is anticipated that this project will create five sustainable nurseries, employ 20 local people and produce 10,000 grafted fruit, nut and Chaya trees annually for local sale and distribution. Avocados, mangos, lemons, Macadamia nuts and Chaya leaves address hunger and malnutrition as well as beautify urban slums.
Suggested Gifts$50 provides 410 polypropylene planting bags for young grafted trees
$100 provides 30 bags of 60 liters each of organic potting soil
$250 provides 50 durable plastic planting trays
$500 provides Geodesic dome nurseries, giving 300 square feet of protected space for the young grafted trees
Prayer RequestsPlease pray with Drs. Anita and Rick Gutierrez that this project will promote health and build futures by creating economic opportunities for impoverished South Africans.