Mauritania is heavily dependent on foreign aid for its food supplies. Most of the vegetables, fruit, and common legumes consumed by the people are imported, because they are currently unable to grow the quantity of food sufficient to feed the nation.
Despite the desert landscape in the north that makes agriculture a less attractive option, there is great potential for agricultural activities in the south. In many villages along the rivers, agricultural activities take place at a subsistence level; others operate on a greater scale by citizens with greater means.
Our local partner, Faith Christian Centre, would like to help local people in this area start small-scale farming activities to grow enough food for both personal consumption and for cash.
Another reason for this project is the abject poverty among local believers. In effect, they constitute just a small percentage of the poorest of the poor in the community. However, their lives need to exhibit that Christ sets the soul and spirit free, and that God transforms people in a holistic manner from the inside out.
Through this project, one of the most important outcomes will be towns and villages that can grow food that is both affordable and sufficient for all. Twenty hectares of land are available to grow vegetables, cereals, and other cash crops.
FCC will hire labourers to help in clearing and preparing the land, and your gifts will be used for irrigation, purchase of seeds, and equipment.