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Achieving Self-Sufficiency


The Bethel Babies’ Home and all the Family Homes are all located in one beautiful, spacious area. We want to make the most of the local resources to support our children.


In 2017 we were able to purchase 40 acres of fertile farming ground, in a neighbouring village, where we have increasingly been growing our own maize, beans, potatoes, and other crops. Recently we have also purchased a smaller plot of farming land nearby for food production.  We also have 2 silos in the Fountain of Peace village, enabling us to store up 10 tons of corn or beans in each silo.  Sufficient milk to supply the Babies Home, as well as all the Family Homes, is obtained from our cattle which are increasing steadily in number. 

In 2020 we established an area for our own kitchen gardens where the older children learn to take responsibility for cultivation of their own vegetables on a home by home basis.  Each home now has its own plot for this purpose.

In 2021 Spark Worldwide, associated with a church in Texas, generously provided a Tractor, trailer, disc plough and harrower for FOP UG to use on the farm land.

Our current fundraising project for 2021-22 is the construction of a farmhouse which, by October 22, is nearing completion. This will provide accommodation and office space for our Production & Enterprise Development Manager.  The building will also comprise a storage facility for harvested crops and shelter for the tractor and associated machinery.


In a part of the world where water is very precious, we are very careful to collect all rainwater in underground tanks to act as back-ups for our solar-powered water supply.