GAP: Guinea Agropastoral Project
Launching a local pastor's dream to build food security for the rural poor.
Agropastoralism is a farming practice that involves both growing crops and raising livestock. Using this approach while working with poor rural farmers, Pastor Jérémie created a four-step development program:
Step 1: Improve farming methods to increase crop yield within one year.
Step 2: Add livestock and fruit trees within three years.
Step 3: Create and sustain a small business within three years.
Step 4: Begin assisting community and neighbors.
Using those steps with Jérémie’s guidance, the farmers and their families moved from barely feeding themselves to earning enough income to help others. Now, Jérémie’s dream and the vision behind GAP is to increase the number of families who can create opportunity for themselves and their communities through this initiative.
You Can Help
By giving to GAP, you will help launch four training sites that reproduce Jérémie’s successful method of helping Guinea’s rural poor. At each site—all locations with little gospel access—local coordinators and CAMA staff will manage microloans and provide agropastoral training.
A site underway in the Guinean forest will be the training base. They will model farming crops, palm and fruit tree plantations, and raising poultry and small livestock. In addition,
the site will provide training in skills like money management that farmers need to succeed.
We anticipate $100,000 will cover the funding for the initial launch of this project—this includes all microloans, salaries for the local coordinators, and a project vehicle.