Needed: Machines to 3x Farmers' Incomes

As Christmas approaches, we ask you to remember our brothers and sisters in Zambia and around the world who fight every day just to survive.

They’re not concerned with getting every gift on their list...they’re worried about how to feed their kids.

Imagine being a farmer. You toil hard under the hot African sun. You're desperate for income.

As soon as your crops can be harvested, you sell them. But you have no choice except to sell it for the lowest price.

But there's a piece of machinery that could allow you to TRIPLE your income... If only you had access...

A farmer may spend the day harvesting his small corn field. He keeps enough to feed his family and puts the extra into a bag. With a 110-pound bag of corn, he makes the trek to town, eager to return home to his family with some money.

Unfortunately, since he has no way to grind his corn into flour, which would yield a much higher price, he must sell his bag for the lowest price.

This is the life of a subsistence farmer in Zambia.

Zambia is one of the poorest nations in Africa. Sixty percent of the people live below the poverty line, barely scraping by on $2 per day, with little hope of ever getting out.

Zambian subsistence farmers feel trapped—their livelihoods completely dependent on the quality of their one small cash crop. Most of what they grow can barely feed their families.

With little extra cash and no public access to credit, subsistence farmers can’t invest in their agricultural production. They live on the razor-thin edge, barely surviving and constantly worried about the future.

But there is Hope! With the proper tools and knowledge, he could maximize his profit by processing his own corn. It is too much for him to do alone, but his church has a vision to help.

Bright Hope’s Hope for Tomorrow program has a way to help subsistence farmers turn their small crops into income-generating businesses by:

Giving churches funds to purchase agricultural equipment to process crops locally, extract cooking oil from seeds, produce food for livestock, and open doors to the higher-priced markets. Subsistence farmers will now have the chance to potentially triple their incomes.

Organizing and training farmers to store their crops locally and sell when prices are high.

All these new initiatives cost money. One grinding mill alone can cost $4,000. But when churches purchase and own the equipment, they can rent it out at affordable prices to local farmers.

Will you help? As you buy Christmas gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, please consider giving a gift of $50, $100 or even $150 to help hardworking farmers from remote villages around the world.

Your gift today will provide practical tools that will make a real difference, blessing these farmers and others around the world, bringing Hope for Today, Tomorrow and Eternity through many of our life-changing programs.

Thank you for remembering the needs of the extreme poor.

The Bright Hope Promise

Bright Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, and a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We have been engaging the local church around the world for more than 45 years in the global fight against extreme poverty in their communities. We are committed to helping the extreme poor with the most effective and efficient methods, and we promise to treat every penny donated as if God, Himself, gave it to us.