Agriculture

Victory Farms

Victory Farms is a 50 acer farm near La Esperanza. We are currently growing corn and planting beans with the funds we have until the full funding comes. These Honduran are learning land management, soil conservation, and tractor operations to start.



Agriculture at HRM



This is a self sustaining demonstration farm that will be start in 2012. This farm will do three things.

  1. Demonstrate new ways to farm: using new ways to farm will increase production and quality empowering  the local farmers to live better as most of them live off the land.
  2. Produce Seed for the Sustainable Healthy Living program which will be given away.
  3. Employ and minister to unemployed farmers who are out of work or have land but do not have resources to plant enabling them to utilize their land.
  4. Provide chemical dependency rehabilitation many of the unemployed are alcoholics. 
  5. Partner with local landowners lacking the resources to farm their own land.
  6. Host seminary classes for leaders and pastors farmers who are leaders will be trained to be chaplains in the hospitals. Some national pastors need education.
  7. Reduces Deforestation by reduces the farmer's need to cut down the rain forest.
This farm will be run as a social business with the focus of affect social change not maximizing monetary profit.
 

This is a new sustainable business that is in the fundraising stage. Our primary mission is to create social and spiritual change through agriculture while maintaining sustainable profitability.




Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a great solution for those who have little water and land. The water cycles from the fish to the plants and back to the fish again. Once the system is full of water there is little need to add more water. The systems are scaleable and flexible to the need and area available.

Here we are employing three systems large enough to supply food for the Alberge where the expecting mothers live at the hospital as part of the SHL program. Food for the Feeding Center in Lepaterique and the ministry center. They are also being used to demonstrate and teach Aquaponics to the local communities and expecting mothers.

This system at the Hospital utilizes Solar Panels to move the water. In other systems the water is moved by hand two to three times a day using a 5 gallon bucket.




This is the system at the feeding center.





We will serve the people of Honduras (the poorest country in Central America) by growing healthier, better quality produce, employing the unemployed, educating farmers, and empowering the poor to use their land in a sustainable way.
 

In Honduras, the poor often exist on as little as one or two corn tortillas daily. Lack of food access is one of the greatest threats to the health of people living in developing countries like Honduras. This lack of food security is partly due to the inability to grow sufficient food on land owned.

Food security will increase as we teach and empower the Honduran farmers. The end goal is for every household to be food-secure. A household is considered food-secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation.