Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Farming at Home to Fund Agriculture Overseas

In Waucon, Iowa, a group of farmers from several local churches have joined together to raise money for agricultural programs in the developing world. Planting, harvesting, and selling their crops, the farmers were able to earn $70,000 since 2005. Almost half of that money came from the year 2008 alone. This group, known as the Corner of Hope, is one of 41 similar organizations in Iowa, collecting funds and sending them to countries in need. The humanitarian agency Foods Resource Bank oversees these organizations.