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Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did to one of the least of these brothers, you did it to me.’
— Matthew 25:34-40

Our Progress



Timeline of Progress

2015

Concept and design of village with local architects and planners

2016

Fundraising campaign and search for ideal village site initiated.  Construction manager identified.

February 2017

Land identified and first 95 acres purchased.  Goal to purchase additional adjacent 500 acres when funding allows.

March 2017

Site preparation begins with road created and clearing of land to start site map.  First two wells are successfully hand-drilled by volunteers, providing drinking water.

Summer 2017

Continued work on the site to prepare for construction.  First brick structure built for pit latrine.  Several crops planted.  Existing corn field harvested.  Nearly 70 pounds of coffee harvested from existing coffee trees, subsequently roasted and packaged for sale.  Also harvested cantaloupe, cabbage, and fruit from several trees.

September 2017

Four large canvas tents installed for housing of volunteers and construction workers.

October 2017

Purchased a brick-making machine to assist with creation of uniform interlocking brick for masonry construction of all of the buildings.

November 2017

First few families moved to the new village property in temporary tent housing.

January 2018

Several animals purchased, including 15 chickens, 2 pigs, milk goats, and 4 turkeys.

February 2018

Construction supervisor moved to the village property to oversee construction project.  Additional drilling of wells started.  Bricks constructed with brick machine. 

March 2018

Brick shelter constructed to serve as a gathering place and temporary worship house.  Large 2-room storage facility constructed.  New seasonal crops planted.  One additional family moved to village site.  Several children placed in nearby schools with funding provided through existing Kids Inspiring Kids donors.

Near Future

Once funding allows, the goal is to purchase the adjacent 75 acres of land that has lakefront access.  Then, goal is to start construction of individual dwellings and other village buildings.