Economic Growth and Income Generation
From 2005 to 2022, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development provided various inputs including livestock, feed-production machines, rice, corn and sweet potato seeds, fertilizer, and training to farming families in Indonesia. Mercy-USA also supported and assisted these farmers to form cooperatives.
Mercy-USA’s agricultural programs in Indonesia were designed to help poor farmers become self-sufficient through better inputs, growing technologies and needed equipment. Our program participants report much higher yields on their farms with our help. This allows them, many of whom are single mothers, to provide education for their children that was not affordable before. Our heifer program helped small farmers get a jump start out of poverty by giving them the use of a heifer to care for and breed. The calf was theirs to raise and continue to breed. The cow was passed on to the next farmer in our program.