FARMS International kicks off “egg-ceptional” project in Uganda

By January 24, 2023

Uganda (MNN) — While the United States faces an egg shortage, dozens of egg-laying chickens are about to change lives in Uganda.

Communications Director Tim Landis says FARMS International is launching a new revolving loan program in Uganda that’s focused on poultry.

Believers build structures to house chickens.
(Photo courtesy of FARMS International)

“They have the goal of 500 egg layers and then growing to 1,500 egg layers (hens). That will produce eggs to sell, as well as eggs for those three families to eat,” Landis says.

“FARMS partnered with First Baptist in Medford, Wisconsin, to run the program. We’re excited about that because growth in Africa is something FARMS has been looking towards.”

Operated through the local church, FARMS loans help people climb out of poverty. Recipients tithe back to the church to repay the loan, restoring funds so a new project can begin. Furthermore, healthier believers have more capacity to reach others for Jesus.

“The hope is that [this project] will grow beyond those three families and continue to revolve and revolve,” Landis says.

“For more people to come to a saving knowledge of Christ – that is the ultimate goal.”

Learn more about FARMS International’s approach here. “God is totally behind it,” Landis says.

Pray for a smooth start to the new poultry program in Uganda. “They’re already starting to build containments for the chickens, so they’re well underway,” Landis adds.



Header image is a representative stock photo courtesy of Magda Ehlers/Pexels.

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