Mango Farm Project
In October, Alec Mulalo (the new pastor at Holy Dwelling Church) applied for a grant to begin a small mango farming project. The aim is to provide an income to support his family and the work of church planting and feeding the poor. The fruit will also supplement the diet of the family and the children at Janet's House. It will take 3 - 4 years before the mango trees produce fruit so this will be an on-going project alongside production of beans and maize which should provide 2 harvests each year.
Thanks to the generosity of a supporter, we have been able to provide Alec with a grant to begin this work. The land has been cleared in preparation for planting and plants purchased. Planting has been delayed by floods but will begin as soon as the soil is no longer water-logged.
There will be a need for on-going funding, particularly for irrigation. Ideally, Alec would like to drill a borehole and install a solar pump to provide a reliable source of water.