AREAS OF FOCUS FOR WHOLISTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Helping people see what food to grow and how to grow it well helps people to eat better and feed their family. Since there are three growing seasons, they are also able to grow enough food to make a profit off of the surplus of crops if they maximize their work.
M:MM Uganda does much work with preventative health care so that people don’t have to go to the hospital as the cost is very high and common medicine is in low supply. Communities have seen a great reduction in preventable diseases (such as diarrhea diseases) since working with M:MM. Additionally, in utilizing their 14 points of a healthy home, they are able to help people live a healthier life.
A practical example is how one of the youth groups received some seeds from farmers who weren’t going to use them, planted and cultivated them, then sold the crops for a profit. With that money, they purchased a chicken and materials for a fence to contain it and also used the seeds from the previous crops to grow new crops. Enough profit was earned from the eggs and new crops to be able to buy a goat, which ended up providing milk as an additional stream of income.
To fully care for someone is to care for their relationship with God and with others. M:MM works to help people understand who God is through His Word and though long-term discipleship.