Hens for Haiti
Hens for Haiti is an exciting new mission initiative of the Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church. We are partnering with the Methodist Church in Mellier, Haiti to help build a new agribusiness, a sustainable chicken farm.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. As a result, hunger and malnutrition are two of Haiti's largest ongoing problems. The eggs from this project will help relieve this problem for the families of Mellier. Just one egg provides six grams of protein, and this chicken farm will produce up to 784 eggs every day! In addition, this project will provide several highly needed jobs for people in the community.
The congregation of the Methodist Church in Mellier, working with an agricultural specialist, has developed a comprehensive plan and budget for this new entrepreneurial endeavor. The church is donating the land for the project and the construction labor needed to build the hen laying facilities. We, the Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church, are undertaking to raise $50,000 to fund the construction and startup of this business.
We have secured matching challenge funds of $25,000, which leaves us with $25,000 yet to raise. We would like to extend the opportunity to invest in this life-giving mission to our Lake Lotawana community.
We are excited about this new partnership into which God has called the Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church, and the entire Lake Lotawana community. While the financial goal is ambitious, we have great faith in the generosity of God and our Lake Lotawana community.
You may make a donation using PayPal by clicking on the button below. If you'd prefer to make a donation via check, please send your check to Lake Lotawana Community UMC, 28901 NE Colbern Rd, Lake Lotawana, MO 64086. Please make checks payable to "LLCUMC" and put "Hens for Haiti" in the memo line.
All donations are tax deductible.
Join us Saturday, November 18 for our Hens for Haiti Benefit Auction. Click here for more information.