A Christian group launches a special farming project in Tanzania.

By May 22, 2006

Tanzania (MNN)–World Vision has joined a conservation effort in Tanzania.

They’re talking about a special farming project, called ‘butterfly farming’. Farmers, in the East Usamabara mountain region, harvest the pupae phase for the live butterfly industry around the world.

The project not only helps them become conservation advocates, it also helps the farmers out of poverty. Pupae can be worth $500, a staggering amount of money, in an area where many farmers are earning just one or two dollars a day.

The project is featured on World Vision’s website. The reason why? It’s all part of their mission. WVI is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping communities by tackling the causes of poverty, physically and spiritually.

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