THE GOAL OF MTM IS TO GIVE OWNERSHIP TO THE PEOPLE.
We knew we could not have a lunch program for the school without water. We could not properly and effectively build in the community without water. Water is life, it would bring a higher quality of life to the village allowing them to have access to clean water for their families as well as for their farms and livestock. In late 2000 a natural spring was presented to Willem, believed to be “cursed” because of the voodoo practice that was done there. Planning began to create a water committee, a dam and 2” pipe to lay throughout the village for water to gravity feed from the source. A 60,000 gallon cistern was also built to collect the overflow which would provide water for the school. As a way to dedicate the work that was done to provide a potable water source to the village, the church held a baptism service of new converts at the site of the natural spring. Tears of joy fell as the bondage of voodoo was broken over what God had meant for HIS glory!
Food distributions are conducted periodically, specifically to widows, to help eliviate need. Just after the 2010 earthquake, MTM was successful at distributing TONS of food and supplies to thousands.
MTM has helped many families through assisting with home building. Typically, families are expected to participate in the process both with labor and, to a minimal degree, financially.
Paving the road to Gramothe was instrumental in assisting local farmers to get their crops to market. With water they can grow more crops. A paved road gives the ability to use a truck (instead of donkeys and human labor) to take crops to market. Some families have purchased small trucks that are used for this purpose.
A recent project brought Silo Homes to the village of Gramothe. These have been used for the village to have a place to gather (beauty salon, barber shop, local grocery supply).