Oil Palms for Hope in the Congo
About this Mission Project
Decades ago, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was a leading producer of oil palms. But when the palm oil factories closed, opportunities for employment dried up. Today’s average income for a family in the Congo is $300 per year.
This project will provide families with enough funds to buy and then farm over an acre of land with oil palms. The income generated from the sale of palm oil will give them an additional $300 per year. With the extra money, the families will have access to better health care, improved education and other economic opportunities. In turn, they will lift up other families in their communities.
- $73.50 provides a family with the land and necessary oil palms to farm and generate income.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $10,290 help 140 families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by providing them with oil palm farms.
This project will be managed by missionary Wayne Niles in the Congo. It is anticipated that this project will greatly increase each family’s annual income, which will give them more economic stability and access to better medical care and education for their children.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with Wayne Niles in the Congo that many peope will be provided with this much-needed source of income so that they may better support their families.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write IPK-Kikongo Palm Project on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
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Families with the opportunity to grow their own palm oil plants will be better positioned to care for the needs of their families. Palm oil is naturally rich in beta-carotene and is used for cooking.