While The Greener Diamond Foundation was working with our friends Youth Action International in Liberia on the ‘Ebola Project’, we connected with a local orphanage who was in great need. Our hearts went out to these children and their caregivers, so when asked if we would be interested in funding a self-sustainable farm for them, we happily said YES!
The Greener Diamond Foundation is enthusiastic about working with the Elwou Orphanage, located on the outskirts of Central Monrovia. The orphanage currently hosts 80 children and six primary caregivers. Sadly, this orphanage has been relying on aid given to them or begging to survive. With the assistance of our Liberia team, Youth Action International (YAI), the goal of this project will be helping this orphanage grow food and raise livestock for self-consumption as well as sell the surplus harvest to meet their other needs.
Provide the opportunity to sell surplus harvest to meet other needs the orphans may have (education, clothes, health care)
An example of the types of produce and livestock:
Rice, Cassava, Assorted Liberian Vegetables (potato greens, peppers, bitterballs, okra, etc.), Assorted Liberian Fruits (pumpkin, watermelon, etc.)
The Greener Diamond understands that raising livestock is important because they produce food; provide key inputs to crop agriculture and can be used as an income generator. The plan includes several different kinds of livestock including Goats, Chickens, Pigs and Ducks
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