Philippines Agricultural Team Jan/17
Join Samaritan’s Purse in the Philippines as we work with local partners to increase food security and raise the economic condition of pastors and farmers living in rural communities.
The Philippines has a population of more than 100 million people, and is the seventh-most populated country in Asia, consisting of 7,107 diversely beautiful islands. One of the biggest challenges for local farmers is the huge cost of seed and fertilizers, keeping them in debt and unable to provide the basic daily needs for their families.
Samaritan’s Purse is sending teams of modern-day Good Samaritans to work alongside our SEED (something to eat every day) project. Manny Asprec started the first SEED demonstration farm in the Philippines in 1999 and today, more than 4000 people from 10 Asian countries are applying these simple, basic principles to their family agriculture plots. The SEED Project empowers isolated rural families who own small farms to become self–sufficient in teaching agriculture practices that require no outside resources. Crops, fruits and vegetables are grown in balance with small scale livestock, poultry and fish enterprises in such a way as to bring a synergy into the overall operation and to spread harvest throughout the entire year.
Location: Manila and North Luzon regions of the Philippines
Dates: Jan 20 – Feb 5, 2017
Donation Amount: $4000.00 (tax-deductible)
Team participants are challenged to raise $4000.00 to help make the project possible. The donation amount covers return airfare, accommodations, meals, translators, ground transportation and direct project costs.
Volunteers Needed: 15 volunteers
Project: Team members will work on daily farm activities such as soil preparation, seeding, tending and harvesting various crops, fruits & vegetables depending on their stage of growth. Team members will also work with a variety of livestock enterprises as directed by the local livestock manager regarding their daily care. The farm is continually growing, so the team may also be involved in an improvement project that would be underway at that time.
Accommodations and Transportation: Accommodations will be clean, safe, and basic. The team will stay at guesthouses and small hotels with shared rooms. Transportation will consist of vans and the local favorite - the Jeepney!
Flights: Volunteers will be travelling together from Vancouver to the Philippines. It is the responsibility of each individual to arrange and pay for their own transportation to Vancouver to meet the team. Please keep in mind that this may include the need for overnight accommodations depending on your location.
Next Steps: If you are interested in joining us on the Philippines Agriculture Team, please complete an application online. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $500 initial donation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500
Ways you can help
Please pray for Samaritan's Purse Teams as they prepare to serve the people of the Philippines. Pray that God will provide the necessary funds and resources and that they will be granted safety and health as they travel.
Samaritan's Purse Teams send hundreds of volunteers around the world every year thanks to the financial gifts of our generous supporters. A gift of $250 will help cover the cost of airfare for a team member who is having difficulty raising the funds needed. Donate Here