The Agricultural Projects supported through Otra Fe Canada will assist up to 55 families in the communities of Atehuecía, Monte el Padre, El Milagro, Sandiego, in Metapán and Ahuachapán, El Salvador, farming a total of approximately 93 acres of land – some owned, some rented. Rental costs and seed costs are the responsibility of the farmers.
These projects help with organic and some chemical fertilizers, appropriate pesticides to combat new forms of infestations, but most importantly, technical support, training, and community organizing.
Program Sponsorship Needed: $300 (CAD) supports one family.
It is the end of a fantastic growing season and this year's crops were abundant! Thank you to the donors that have helped these farmers put food on their tables. Thank you to the farmers for all your hard work, and allowing us to be a part of your lives.
This is the bean harvest. They beat the dried plants to knock the bean pods off. Extremely hard work! ...think, Canada in the early 1800s. This is the job that our expensive thrashing machines do, but when you don't have that kind of money, this is how it's done.
A short video showing this years incredible harvest! The farmers have been growing heritage corn, sorghum, beans, and squashes in their rented fields.