Our partnership in Togo began in 2012. Daniel Kpowbie, serves as a Country Coordinator for Community Health Evangelism (CHE) training for Medical Ambassadors in Togo. CHE offers a holistic approach to community development through education, health awareness, farming, enterprise and church planting led by community/village leaders.
MP’s four primary partnership initiatives in Togo involve farming, sewing, clothing and orphan care. Mawuto (God’s) Farm was launched in 2014 to create jobs and grow crops with the help of a grant from the Zimmer Family Foundation of Sarasota, FL. Corn, soybeans, peanuts and a variety of fruits will be grown at Mawuto Farm. 20 acres have been cleared and planted as of Spring 2016. A pond was built on the farm in the winter of 2015 to provide irrigation to grow multiple crops per year, an uncommon farming strategy in Togo.
The Bill Adams Sewing Center was dedicated on July 1, 2015, through the generosity of Bill and Frances Adams of Lebanon, MO. The center has created jobs for 13 ladies and has the capacity to expand to 50 ladies employed to make children’s clothing and a variety of other items. In addition, clothing is distributed through two annual container shipments to create additional jobs in the marketplace.
Orphan care in Togo became a priority in 2013, and since then, 21 children have been placed in Christian homes. The majority of these children no longer had a stable home environment. With the help of financial sponsors, the children were moved from unstable environments into loving, Christian homes. Hundreds more children need sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, click HERE.
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