I have an idea. I call it the Faith of Job Garden…
My objective is to re-ignite the direct-giving program my friends and I created in 2017 and operated through 2018 to support the Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil [GBCCS]. During that time, we fed upwards of 300 Haitian children, three days each week. We expanded our support to include education – we financed school for approximately 20 children – and we organized and financed a field trip for 300 children to the National Museum. When school was dismissed for the year in 2017, we financed and sponsored a summer camp to keep the children occupied and off the streets to minimize gang influence.
Sadly, in 2018, we were unable to raise the funds to sustain the program.
A Better Way
Two years have passed and I have found a new and better way…
I plan to grow vegetables which we will sell locally. We will distribute ALL the GROSS proceeds directly to GBCCS so that they continue their work with the children of Cité Soleil. Justin’s budget to feed 180 children, four days each week is $1,038USD/month. I believe the garden can produce between $15,000 and $20,000 of revenue during our Arizona market season, October through May.
My friend Dwight and I are set to prove the concept. We have leased a 3,000 sq.ft. plot and hope to have it planted by December 31, 2020. If we get plants in the ground by the end of the year, we expect to begin harvesting in late March, early April. You can expand this post to read more detail, and you will learn that Dwight and I have been working with a commercial group from Phoenix that has already leased 10 acres adjacent to our plot. They have cultivated 3.5 acres. We learn much from them and they are willing to help us succeed with the Faith of Job Garden.
How you can help…
I am adamant and ‘hard-over’ that ALL GROSS REVENUE will be distributed directly to the children of Haiti through my friends at GBCCS. We intend to rely on volunteer help. As we move forward, we plan to solicit donations to fund minimal expenses.
All we need to do is grow food, bring it to market, sell it, and pass the donations to those in need.
While we wait for our first harvest in the spring, I would like to raise $1,000 each month so that we can feed the children now.
If you are inclined and inspired to help, please send me a personal email at “eskraay’at’eskraay’dot’com.” I will call you and discuss this one-on-one to answer all your questions. If you can help, please let us know.