International Ministries

Trees from Zechariah 3 for South Africa

International Ministries seeks to raise $12,362 to train, equip and supply twenty 20 people to run local fruit and nut tree grafting nurseries for local profit, nutrition, environmental improvement and sustainability in South Africa.

Goal: $12,362

About This Mission Project

Fruit tree grafting is a valuable skill for impoverished South Africans. This project will train, equip and supply teams of four to provide 2,000 trees annually for sale in their areas.

In addition to creating employment, these trees will provide nutrition and shade and bring about the vision of Zechariah 3:10: “In that day each of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and fig tree.”

Mission Project Specifics

International Ministries seeks to raise $12,362 to train, equip and supply twenty 20 people to run local fruit and nut tree grafting nurseries for local profit, nutrition, environmental improvement and sustainability in South Africa.

This project will be managed by missionary family physicians Anita and Rick Gutierrez.

It is anticipated that this project will create five sustainable nursery locations employing 20 local people and producing 10,000 grafted fruit, nut and Chaya trees annually for local sale and distribution. These trees will beautify urban slums and provide avocados, mangos, lemons, Macadamia nuts and Chaya leaves to combat hunger and malnutrition.

Connect to This Mission Project

In the picture above...
Thembi is grafting Macadamia nut trees. Each tree will provide a supply of rare and precious oils, fiber and phytochemicals for people living in crowded urban settlements in South Africa.