We get an update from a new program launch.

By February 13, 2006

Moldova (MNN)–Moldova is considered one of the poorest countries in Europe. Even so, it became the first former Soviet state to elect a Communist as its president in 2001.

Because things did not change for the better, the economy still depends heavily on agriculture.

That’s what made the newest FARMS International’s project a good fit. The Moldova program is finally up and running.

Back in November, the local FARMS committee gave loans to Christian families in an impoverished Moldovan region to help them work their way out of poverty.

One family invested their microcredit loan in a piggery. They’ve already purchased two male pigs and a female. In a years’ time they’ll slaughter the males, and in eight months’ time, there will be a breeding program.

A second family used the funds for a poultry project, while a third brought electricity to his shop, made building repairs and used the rest of his funds to update his tools.

Together, they’re strengthening their local church by tithing out of their profits. That, in turn, frees the pastors to focus on evangelism and discipleship ministry.

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