Through our partnership with HEART, we are able to provide educational opportunities in Nursing, Landscaping, Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Our goal is to help eliminate as many obstacles as possible, while providing opportunities towards success for those we serve. One of the many obstacles of education is the cost associated with it. Additionally one of the obstacles faced by any new business owner is securing the start-up capital necessary to begin production. Whenever possible, RAISE will come alongside to provide opportunities for individuals seeking to grow through continuing education and business development. These educational and business opportunities can only be offered through the generous investment of our faithful partners. RAISE is currently committing $150/month to supplement the operational cost of each farmer's farming enterprise. Below are the farmers currently being supported.
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Jeffery (aka "Patrick")
Hopeton (aka "Winston")
Startup Partnerships: Once an agricultural student has successfully completed their certified training with HEART, RAISE will work with interested graduates to establish their own agricultural micro-enterprise. RAISE is situated on 190 acres that was once rich farmland, but has now been taken over by dense forest. As farmers join us, we allocate 3 acres to start an individual's micro-enterprise. The cost to clear the necessary land averages $1,500. Additionally, each farmer is provided a herd of 5 goats to be used for fertilizer production. The cost of a herd of goats averages $500. By entering into contractual agreements to eliminate these obstacles in establishment of each new enterprise, we are able to establish meaningful employment, food security and locally sourced care for the poor as we continue to develop communities to overcome poverty.
Infrastructural & Construction Partnerships: Onsite construction and continued land development is an ongoing project for RAISE. Our goal is to make the property we have as accessible to the community as possible for their continued education, development, and enjoyment. We currently have a need of $5,000 to complete a farm produce store house. In the future we envision building on onsite training center to further our educational partnership with HEART, as well as a full featured sports facility for community use.
Nursing Partnerships: RAISE has partnered with HEART to offer certified training in nursing. We currently have 12 young ladies enrolled in the nursing program. The average cost to obtain a certificate is $1,000 per student. Once certified, the graduates are able to enter into the medical field throughout Jamaica, with most staying within the St. Mary Parish. Securing meaningful employment and locally sourced care for the poor are two of the driving factors in our developing communities to overcome poverty.