Our #FarmForTheFuture project continues to grow. 120 women are now trained in new methods of farming, business processes and entrepreneurship, but – importantly – also their legal rights and women’s empowerment. Sixty farmers from two villages have created a cooperative, Wamboma: Women Farming for the Future, while another group of sixty women have been trained and are working independently. Read our latest account of our November visit to the region here.
Yet climate change is having a serious impact on the project and its growth potential. During Tricia’s visit it rained heavily almost every day, when it was not yet the rainy season. Changing weather patterns are curtailing production and preventing the project from supplying the many hotels which have expressed interest in buying from the co-op.
There are simple solutions available – things like greenhouses, drip irrigation, pumps and watertanks – yet they all cost money.
Will you help us raise the funds these women need to combat climate change and secure their livelihoods?
Please donate today and help us support these hard-working and entrepreneurial women.
Asante Sana from all of us.