Project Canaan is being designed by business
people to come alongside Africans and bring expertise, resources and
heart together to find a holistic solution to a complex set of issues -
issues that, if not addressed, will have a greater impact on our global
economy and the global community of which we are a part.
Project Canaan is a
multi-faceted initiative that includes large-scale farming, fisheries,
poultry houses and a dairy farm. In 2006, the country of Swaziland
consumed 15 million gallons of milk, but only produced 2 million
gallons, importing 13 million gallons. This is just one
example of the business opportunities that exist in Swaziland.
Other such business opportunities are being identified and developed.
In July, 2010, we
dedicated the land for the first children's home on the property, the El
Roi Baby Home. We will provide a safe place for them to live
and grow as well as be educated to help break the cycle of ignorance in
HIV/AIDS is the
primary cause of the growing orphan population. It will be critical that
the land be home to a state of the art HIV/AIDS clinic where a holistic
approach to medical care will be taken.
Not only will the
agri-business development address food shortage, but it will generate
employment, stimulate the local economy, allow for export and provide a
sustainable business model to support other Heart for Africa homes and
Nelson Mandela said,
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the
world” and we believe that is true. Training schools will provide
advanced education for skilled labor with the goal of moving the
impoverished into a working class. A medical center will also be a part
of the development to teach home based care and basic medical training
for community and rural usage.
It is not okay with us
that 9 year old girls are selling sex for food just so they can feed
their younger brothers and sisters.
It is not okay with us
that 30,000 children die every day from hunger or malnutrition because
they have no food or because there is no one there to feed them.
We ask you then,
"Is it okay with you?"
it is not okay with
you either … will you help us? Will you help the children? Will you help
us develop a sustainable solution that will not be a bottomless cup of
charity, but rather an investment in to the future of a nation and the
future of our global family?
What if it was your
child who needed help – who needed hope for the future?
Please join us, give
generously and together we will change the face of the