Mission Bite #51: Cow Banking

"When Alicia and Jeff Lee arrived in Macedonia six years ago, they were drawn to the rural communities outside the capital city Skopje where people felt restraint most powerfully. As they worked to build relationships with local farmers, the Lees promptly met Muharemi, an ad-man-turned-farmer, seeking to produce organic dairy products and to invest himself in the lives of farming families. With big-hearted support from CBF churches, the Lees paired funding for cows with Muharemi's land and Aya Farm was born. The entire purpose, however, is to place the power and resources in the hands of local farmers.'"