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Four-State group sends farming equipment to West Africa

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A Southeast Kansas Christian group looks to make an impact in West Africa. The mission: connect farming resources in the United States to other parts of the world.

Daniel Kpowbie and his wife traveled from Togo, West Africa to a farm in Carthage, MO.

Kpowbie came to the states to train on a John Deere Tractor that will be shipped to his home in West Africa.

Farming equipment in many Togo communities are limited to only hoes, also known as cutlass.

Debra Cramer, founder of gifts for the nation, and Roger Babik with Master Provisions are giving a hand.

"That's their only food source they don't have a Walmart or a grocery store to go to," said Cramer.

Babik says its their mission to help others.

"If you just say Jesus loves you, but you don't do anything to help it doesn't mean a lot, but farming is a practical way we can help others around the world," said Babik.

Seven acres will be cleared plowed and planted once the tractor arrives. Corn and peanuts will be two-of the staples planted, eventually the hope is to expand to 75 acres. .

The farm will be known as God's farm.

"This is going to help a lot of people, the immediate result of this tractor going to Togo will be able to employee 100 people," said Kpowbie.

The tractor will be shipped out on Saturday. Organizers say it will take at least two-months before it arrives in Togo.

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