BENEFITING: MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES INC
Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) provides residential care to over 500 individuals with disabilities, and has an ambitious goal to provide 100% of the residents' nutritional needs through on-site agriculture. This vision comes alive at Jacob’s Ladder, an MSC home located in the gently sloping hills of Moneague, Jamaica, that currently cares for 90 adult residents with disabilities.
Sustainable Agriculture at Jacob’s Ladder provides healthy food for the residents and the community at large. The initiative will be self-sustainable as it grows and generates income to support the operations of the home.
Piglets, chicks, fish, rabbits, feed, and seeds – the costs of running a farm tally up fast. Every donation brings us one step closer to full food security as we strive to care for the most vulnerable.
Here are just a few ways in which your gift contributes to the farm:
- $50 gives 10 piglets
- $70 gives pepper seeds for 1 greenhouse
- $80 gives a male rabbit
- $105 gives 100 chicks
- $140 gives 1 week of pig feed
- $2,500 gives 6 weeks of chicken feed
We’re asking for your help to raise $32,000.
More about Mustard Seed Communities:
Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Zimbabwe. MSC was founded in 1978, and today provides loving and lifelong care to over 500 children and adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS, and young mothers in crisis. MSC manages sustainable agriculture initiatives and provides education, nutrition, and skills training to uplift and empower marginalized communities. Mustard Seed Communities is a faith-based organization inspired by the healing and caring ministry of Jesus Christ.
More about Sustainable Agriculture at MSC:
For years, MSC has been developing a sustainable agriculture program in each country to help the apostolates become fully self-sufficient. Nutrition is an essential aspect of providing holistic care to individuals with disabilities, and fresh food from on-site agriculture significantly improves the quality of life of residents. The farm also provides therapeutic benefits, giving residents the opportunity to learn agricultural methods and develop a sense of ownership. The growing agriculture initiative also provides a means for income generation and outreach within local communities.
More about Sustainable Agriculture at Jacob’s Ladder:
Incredible strides have been made at Jacob’s Ladder in Moneague, Jamaica, where we care for 90 adult residents with disabilities. At Jacob's Ladder, we raise several different types of animals for high-protein food sources including pigs, rabbits, sheep, and cattle. In four thriving greenhouses, we are growing tomatoes and peppers. We are currently farming ten acres of field crops including sweet potato, cabbage, sorrel, and Irish potato. Breadfruit – which can be ground and used as a substitute for flour – and other fruit-bearing trees have been planted to serve as another lasting source of nourishment.