Food for Life Cooperative is an initiative being undertaken in partnership with KPM, the Capiznon Baptist Churches Inc. and CBM.
The cooperative will involve over 30 small plot rural rice farmers in Capiz province. The goal of the cooperative is to increase the viability and sustainability of the individual farmers, provide good quality healthy organic rice for community members, and provide fair and equitable employment for the farm workers.
In early April Duane Guthrie and Michael traveled back to Roxas city to continue working with the Business Development Committee of our partner, KPM. We spent a full day together discussing various topics related to the cooperative to ensure it’s maximum missional impact for the farmers, farm workers, and communities.
Please continue to pray with us as we work together with the team to complete the business planning and move closer to launching the cooperative, hopefully during the next planting season in June.
About Michael & Melanie Waddell
Michael and Melanie were appointed by Canadian Baptist Ministries to serve as Global Field Staff in August 2015. They departed for the field in July 2016 and are based in Manila, Philippines.