Agriculture, Food & Water

This page highlights pictures from projects supported by Acts of Grace within the most recent five years.

Photos are listed in alphabetical order by charity name.  Click on the charity's name to be redirected to its website.  Click on the Grant Description link to learn more about each grant.  These pictures are used with the express permission of the organization that provided them and are not to be reproduced for any other purpose.

Bopoma Villages

The Healthy Homes Project (Zimbabwe)

Grant Year: 2018

Grant Description

  • Villagers will learn how to build key hole gardens and grow traditional nutrient-rich crops. This will help to ensure food security for each family. Communities will receive extensive teaching on biointensive farming methods, nutrition and food preparation.  This will equip communities to grow and feed their families a healthy and balanced diet.

  • Villagers will learn how to use BioSand filters which provide clean water for each home. Communities will also learn how to build and use Tippy Taps for effective hand washing.  They will be taught safe garbage and waste disposal and composting to prevent disease.

  • Villagers will learn how to make and use rocket stoves.  This more efficient cooking method has fewer adverse effects to health because of less smoke and a well vented outdoor placement.

International Needs

School Poultry Enterprise (Zambia)

Grant Year: 2015

Granted through Acts of Grace participation in Stronger Together

Grant Description

  • A 3,617 square foot state-of-the-art chicken coop is built to facilitate raising chickens as a sustainable revenue stream for a school in Solwezi, Zambia.  The chicken coop can accommodate up to 2000 chickens per batch and will be profitable within the first year.

  • The poultry enterprise will provide an ongoing income stream for a school that educates orphans and vulnerable children.  The school also serves an impoverished population of rural subsistence farmers that would otherwise be unable to send their children to school.

  • Education is a key component in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in rural Zambian communities. The school provides children with an education that expands beyond basic literacy and numeracy skills to community and spiritual development.  Instruction includes proper sanitation, hygiene & health practices, as well as gardening techniques and animal husbandry. Children also learn Bible stories, memorize verses, participate in worship and praise activities as part of the daily curriculum. 

World Renew

Growing Church in Community with Conservation Agriculture (Malawi)

Grant Year: 2016

Grant Description

  • Conservation agriculture training will help community members grow more food, allowing them to live together in hope as God's community. Picture here: A new container garden including vegetables to eat and plants that can be used for natural pest control.

  • Those who are able to produce more than enough for their family may also choose to sell extra produce for additional income.  Pictured here: A new home garden including diverse fruits and vegetables that will have soil and dietary benefits as well as eliminate the need to purchase goods at the market.

  • This project empowers a church congregation to understand their Biblical mandate to care for the vulnerable through Bible study classes.  The church will also be taught how to develop and implement a community plan to meet their needs.  Pictured here: Church members attend Bible study.