Arequipa, Peru (BWA) — The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) made a donation of almost $4,900 toward the establishment of a chicken farm for a drug rehabilitation program in Arequipa, Peru.
BWA General Secretary Neville Callam made the presentation of the check on April 23 to Pepe Luis Flores, president of the Baptist Convention of Peru, “for the rehabilitation clinic for people dependent on drugs and alcohol.”
The funds, made available through Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the BWA, will be used to construct the building, purchase chickens, and for other working capital. “We trust that the project will help with the monthly expenses of the rehabilitation clinic and that it will become a self-supporting program,” wrote BWAid director Paul Montacute.
Some 30 recovering addicts who are residents at the clinic are expected to benefit from the program by working on the chicken farm. “The final product of the project will be the sale of meat, helping the rehabilitation clinic to become self-sufficient since many residents lack economic resources for their treatment,” the project proposal states.
“All our therapies are Christocentric because we believe that Jesus is the one that really makes us free from any slavery,” the document reads.
The establishment of the chicken farm is expected to be completed within 30 to 40 days after construction begins.