Mission Lazarus stewards a high-impact coffee plantation which pays a fair wage to all workers, from pickers to managers, while maintaining a strong commitment to ongoing development throughout the community. This is evidenced by a program where families are invited to sell their harvest directly to Mission Lazarus at a price equal to or above market value with out the middleman.
Sustainable Life Program:
Supplies families with livestock such as goat, sheep, chicken or cow, which produces income or consumables, and has reproductive capacity to multiply the stock. This livestock is raised on our ranch which provides jobs and ongoing engagement with the community. The ranch creates hands-on training for opportunities for children from The Refuge children's home.
Vocational School Program
With a dual focus on primary education through a government approved equivalent program and vocational education through sewing, shoemaking, leather-smithing, and carpentry we provide not only a basic education but a practical trade that provides tangible benefits for the family and its future generations.
Early Childhood Development Centers
All of the children the ECDC’s receive a Christian education as well as two meals a day. For some children the education offered through the ECDC is their only exposure to formal learning, while other children attend local public schools in the morning or afternoon and arrive at the ECDC the rest of the time where they receive invaluable tutoring, Bible teachings, and a nutritious meal.