They turned to various sources for financial assistance in obtaining the tools and seeds they needed to get started, but without success. Julius Luke ultimately contacted the Board of Dignity:Liberia. We liked the proposal he presented and were very excited when, in 2016, one of our donors provided funds for the entire project.
The Charles Luke Community wasted no time in clearing the land with machetes, power tools, and fire. They have watered by hand and with the aid of a pump.
"Directly empowering locals to manage their own resources is the easiest way to develop any rural community. People here are excited and amazed that Dignity:Liberia heard our cries and decided to directly empower us. This farm will serve as a major supplier of vegetables to Monrovia, Paynesville, and Kakata cities and also generate thousands of dollars yearly for 18 villages that forms part of a cooperative. School fees, medication, and food will no longer be a major problem, as many villagers will now be earning money from the farm."
He told us: “You have directly impacted lives.” Dignity:Liberia could not have helped the Charles Luke Community without the support that all our donors provide. Thank you.
Julius shared a number of pictures of the agricultural project at its various stages that we are now sharing with you.