Despite increasingly unpredictable rainfall and periods of severe drought, Anro Sambo’s farm in Piaga, Burkina Faso, is lush, a vivid green island in a sea of dry, cracked earth. Anro learned to dig half-moons-shaped trenches in his fields to retain rain water and fertilizer on land that had been barren for years.
The half-moons completely healed Anro’s land. “We rehabilitated the land,” he says. “It was dead.”
In one season, his first field produced over 1,400 pounds of white sorghum. This amazing increase was repeated as he built the half-moons on more of his land.
When you direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Lutheran World Relief, Anro and families like his, learn how to reawaken barren land.