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Umdoni Project VLOG 15 – Tour of Umdoni

Take a short tour of the Umdoni Leadership Camus with Melinda Babb. At Umdoni, we train students to become God-honoring holistic leaders who multiply their training by pouring into and training others. We drive leadership training with a focus on self-sustainability, skillset development, and innovative thinking.

For the past two years, our dedicated Swazi staff and missionaries have pushed through the difficult times of the pandemic to continue teaching and training, often in open fields, under trees, or on porches. We are excited to invite you to join us in our prayers so you can be an active partner as we seek to strengthen families and communities in Eswatini.

Please pray for:

  • Establishing suitable places for teaching and training students.
  • Student and teacher unity, that we can be a family in Christ, not a program.
  • Vision and wisdom as we develop and implement training.
  • Advocates, especially from local authorities, businesses, and nonprofits.
  • God to continue graciously raising financial partners to join us in developing the campus, projects, programs, and students.
  • Umdoni to help many Swazis develop whole-life sustainability and find who they are through the loving embrace of Christ.
  • Please pray intentionally as you watch this tour of the farm. Beyond the developments and projects, what really excites us is what God is doing here through our teachers in the lives of our students!

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Umdoni Project VLOG 14 – Permaculture vs Agriculture for a Homestead

We love finding ways to bring resiliency to homesteads in Eswatini. We think permaculture can bring immediate and long-lasting benefits for families. As we begin focusing on how to help strengthen families, we believe a shift in how families think about growing food can be a great start. In today’s video, William compares from his experience the differences between agriculture and permaculture for a small to medium sized Swazi homestead. He also calculates the startup cost vs ongoing year over year costs, permaculture can have a huge impact for a family. This is important because up to 80% of Eswatini’s food is imported, rural families are at the mercy of local markets where price fluctuations are making food harder for families to afford. The final benefit of permaculture is that it’s actually less complicated, many families already have enough to start!

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Umdoni Project VLOG 13 – Old into New

We love that we can train our students at Umdoni the value of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Today we’re focusing on the reusing part of the program as we’ll see some of our team’s innovations. William also introduces us to his multi-stage water recycling center where waste water is turned into plant usable water to get the most benefit of our water.

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