Caretaker Scholarship Funds
Caretakers are the heart of BLI. Currently, caretakers must contribute a portion of their tuition to be admitted to BLI. When they market their goods, any proceeds they make can go toward their tuition. However, this is just a small portion of the costs to operate the institute.
Therefore, many of our supporters donate to our Scholarship Fund to make up the difference. Donors can sponsor a student per term or annually. Sponsors get trees planted in their name and receive communication and updates from their students. We also have a general scholarship fund which helps unsponsored caretakers with tuition.
You may donate right here, online, or you can contact us to discuss ways in which you can help fund a caretaker's education.
St. Francis House
St. Francis House will be the guesthouse on campus, nestled in the forest. We envision visitors to BLI who will come to learn about the BLI programs - those who want to replicate our programs, researchers, university students, and our supporters.
Additionally, St. Francis House will be a part of the Martha's Market curriculum, whereby our caretakers will take a rotation learning hospitality management and finance skills. Fees will be charged to our guests, providing a source of income to BLI.
Our goal is to complete St. Francis House in 2021. We have a matching gift campaign in progress, and any gift is appreciated. Please contact us with any questions or to discuss our campaign. You may also make a donation online.