A Place of HOPE
Project Canaan is a 1,000-hectare large-scale sustainability project. Designed to bring expertise, resources, and heart together. Project Canaan is able to provide training, employment and support for orphans and vulnerable children on the property and across the nation.
The Project Canaan Farm has multiple approaches to agriculture utilizing both outdoor and greenhouse crop production, dairy farming, the raising of chickens and goats, and the production of fruit wherever possible on the land. Proceeds from farming are used to help Project Canaan be a sustainable community, as well as support the children and churches across the country that Heart for Africa (Canada) has partnered with.
Caring for Children & Providing Education
The Project Canaan Children program provides a safe haven for orphans and vulnerable children. Children’s homes and schools have been and will continue to be built to provide for the ever-growing number of orphans being left in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. This will provide them a chance to live and grow as well as be educated to help break the cycle of ignorance and poverty in their generation.
We have 370+ abandoned/orphaned children living at Project Canaan and we employ over 400 people from the surrounding community. Each Swazi employed is responsible for feeding an average of 7 people at home, meaning actually more than 2,800 people directly benefit from Project Canaan.
We receive a new baby every 9 days on average, so we must plan for housing, education, staffing and food production with these numbers in mind.