Food Gardens, Livestock and Fish Breeding

An agricultural development project on the school grounds provides food gardening and animal husbandry training for older orphan boys. It also serves as a micro-enterprise to support the orphan programs and enables impoverished village parents to earn income to pay for their children’s subsidized school fees.

Congolese partner SABEC is involved in developing the agricultural project with French association SEL. (Watch Espoir Congo Presentation Video--Part 1)

Orphaned boy tending to his garden

Orphaned boy tending to his garden

Gardening project for orphaned boys

Gardening project for orphaned boys

First crop of beans

First crop of bean

papaya seedlings

papaya seedlings

 

Orphaned girl tending to her garden

Orphaned girl tending to her garden

Vegetables, peanuts and fruits are grown for food as well as a micro enterprise to provide income to support the orphan work, in addition to providing agricultural training for the older boys.

African watering can

African watering can

Josue next to his tomato plants

Josue next to his tomato plants

Orphaned boys learning agriculture

Orphaned boys learning agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to a donation from French association SEL, fish breeding is underway, as well as small scale pig and chicken breeding.

The orphaned boys enjoy feeding the pigs

The orphaned boys enjoy feeding the pigs

Breeding pigs

Breeding pigs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This makes wonderful training for the orphaned kids who are so proud of their little crops and enjoy feeding the animals.

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Theo next to fish ponds

Fish breeding

Fish breeding

 

Jacques next to newly planted papaya tree

Jacques next to newly planted papaya tree

Jacques was adopted by Theo and Florence as a young boy when they couldn’t find any relatives to take him in. He’s now grown into a handsome young man who finished high school in June 2013. He’s been attending a vocational school where he learns agronomy, but he has not forgotten his brth place of Kikimi and loves to return there on the week-ends and during school holidays to teach his peers what he’s learned. He is now attending the University of Kinshasa to further his agricultural studies.

 

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