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Building Self Reliance Through the Kinshasa Stake Moroni Project

The Kinshasa Stake in the Democratic Republic of the Congo recently launched the Moroni Project to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints become more self-reliant. This pilot program focuses on agricultural cultivation and livestock breeding on a 10-hectare plot of land in Maluku, located northeast of Kinshasa.

Church members actively participate in the project by growing produce such as pineapples, sweet potatoes, peppers, chili peppers, and raising livestock. The project also provides jobs for local residents, even if they are not members of the Church.

In the long term, this project’s goal is to promote financial self-reliance by allowing members to sell and buy products at good prices. A portion of the profits is redistributed to members in need.

The Moroni Project is financially supported by the Church’s Department of Welfare and Self-Reliance Services. It represents a tangible example of the self-reliance vision advocated by the Africa Central Area presidency.

The Moroni Project aims to make the community stronger and more united. By working together on this project, stake members strengthen their bonds and develop a sense of solidarity. It also creates opportunities for members to share knowledge and skills, fostering an environment of mutual learning and collective growth.

By emphasizing the development of local resources and sustainable economic development, the Moroni Project contributes to the long-term self-reliance in the Kinshasa region. By encouraging environmentally friendly agricultural practices and investing in financial education and entrepreneurship, the stake is committed to building a future where every individual can thrive and contribute to the well-being of their community.

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