Message from Susan James, the untiring Food for the Poor Project Manager for Jamaica
Please see the email below regarding an agricultural project that we're currently implementing in Jamaica. We hope to share photos of the potato crop with you when we get them. The Jamaica Vision Farmers Cooperative was established to answer the major unemployment issues being faced in this community in Southern Manchester (Coco Walk). The project has the following components:
· 27 families have received chickens for rearing (8 more to go)
· 8 families have received pigs
· 23 families have received goats
· Establishment of a 12 acre potato farm as a group project has begun with the clearing of the lands. Approx 12 individuals will be involved in this component.
Hello Susan. This is Winston Williams whom you have helped by putting me in touch with the FFP office in Spanish Town. I would like you to know that the Jamaica Vision Farmers Cooperative is in full swing and now has an enthusiastic membership of over 250 farmers and growing. The giant share of the credit for this success goes to Food for the Poor that has helped us with tools and the present grant of chickens, goats, pigs, feed and plowing for sweet potatoes.
These poor communities have NEVER seen anything like this. There is a jubilant attitude of gratitude that has lifted the hopes of people both young and old.
They are saying that God has smiled on them. Thanks to you. Thanks to Robin Mahfood. Thanks to Food for the Poor. And above all Thanks to God