In 2006, a team of fourteen people, from Prince Edward Island, traveled to Mozambique Africa to assist in developing a model orphan village to be known as The Miezi Project. The team purchased two acres of land and constructed a playground. Throughout 2007, other teams from Canadaand the USA funded and/or helped construct two orphan homes, an eating and socializing facility, poultry barn, and purchased a small herd of goats.
As a result of the experiences and lessons learned by some members of the team a charity was incorporated to better facilitate the involvement of fellow Canadians in future projects. The charity is called Developing World Partnerships. DWP is an international aid agency and Canadian registered charity based in Summerside, PE,Canada.
All that remained to make this a self supporting model was to develop a market garden to supply produce for the orphans, salaries fro the staff and employment for some of the local people. The original long term plan was to purchase some additional land and start the market garden from scratch. However, an opportunity arose for the purchase of an existing successful market garden operation. This property consisted of 40 acres of land with mature mango, banana and other fruit trees and several plots of vegetables.
The Market Garden Project was completed in 2008 as a joint venture between the local Rotary Club, Developing World Partnerships plus several businesses, organizations and individuals who shared our vision to help the less fortunate in the Developing World.