Grown in the high altitudes and warm climates of South America, goldenberries are small, round fruits that can taste either tart or sweet. Learning how to plant and harvest these husk-encased yellow berries in the mountains of Bolivia has made the difference between husbands and fathers needing to seek out work far from home to enabling them to tend and sell crops locally.
Through our agricultural projects in Bolivia, Samaritan’s Purse staff there teach farmers how to plant and harvest goldenberries as well as other fruits and vegetables. We give them starter seedlings and check on their progress through follow-up visits.
All along the way, we share the Gospel with the farmers and their families—praying with and for them.
Samaritan’s Purse arrived in Bolivia in 2007 when we responded to severe flooding in the country’s eastern lowlands. Since then, we have implemented a wide range of programs, such as maternal and child health, violence prevention training, school feeding projects, after-school tutoring, livelihood skills development, and cleft lip/palate repair.
Additional ministries in Bolivia include WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), Children’s Heart Project, the Ruth Bell Boat Clinic, Operation Christmas Child, and The Greatest Journey.
More than a billion people worldwide are suffering from chronic malnutrition. Through your gifts, Samaritan’s Purse is providing lasting solutions through hands-on farming training, home garden projects, and practical education about nutrition, as well as desperately-needed food staples for hungry families in emergency situations.