Opportunity in Guyana
Posted November 28, 2012
This is an opportunity for devotees interested in community-building and self-sufficiency/organic farming. We are looking for sincere, loyal, forward-thinking devotees of Srila Prabhupada to help us use our 200 acres of prime farmland for spreading the Hare Krishna movement in Guyana.
• 200 acres
• Modern, adequate facility concrete block house suitable for a family with children
• running water
• phone and internet services available
At the moment 53 acres are fully developed. 43 acres are rice fields and currently being rented out to nondevotee farmers (we would make this land available to devotees interested in organic rice farming). On 8 acres we’re growing fruit trees – mangoes, guavas, chicoos, cherries, soursop, avocado, and several other varieties. The land is paid off. Our only expenses are property taxes and utilities, which are minimal depending on usage, so this project is not burdened by debt.
There are many initiated devotees in the area and three large, newly built temples not far from our property. There are also a handful of devotees currently living on the property, using it, at the moment, for their own projects.
My husband, Ranchor Prabhu, and I would like to live here and work alongside like-minded devotees who are serious about their Krsna consciousness and dedicated to pushing on Srila Prabhupada's movement. Guyana is a wonderful place – similar to India. The weather is conducive for growing year round. People are receptive to the Hare Krsna philosophy, simple-minded, and very attracted to foreign devotees. Even the politicians are favorably disposed to the Hare Krsna Movement.
We have been unable to find local devotees interested in what we’re offering. This is not a large-scale farming project but focused on growing our own food, practicing self-sufficiency, sharing harmonious Krsna consciousness, and reaching out to the local people and sharing our devotional and green culture. There is so much potential here.
So whether you’d like to help or even lead this project, please contact us. We’re willing to facilitate you in any way we can. If we cannot find devotees who would like to live and serve in Guyana, we are willing to consider donating the proceeds from the sale of our property to devotees with a worthy project elsewhere. Of course, that would be our last resort.
For more detailed information please contact: Rama devi at raymcharan@ gmail.com Telephone # 011-592-221-2818 or 386 462 5869
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