My biggest success was that i managed to support 20 households of malnourished pregnant mothers, teenage mothers and children with beetroots and onions in the communities of Nyakatonzi sub county to boost their immune and blood. i trained 7 households in the modalities of planting beetroot and onions on the small lands they occupy. i supported and saved 9 adolescent pregnant mothers lives that had deteriorated due to lack of blood in their bodies and had been instructed to be admitted but but reached them with a supporting hand of my beetroots which improved and changed their lives in the communities of Kinyamaseke.
What challenges did or does your project face?
My project face much challenges of too much droughts that distract the growth of my vegetables, lack of garden protective gears and garden tools to use, Insects cutting down vegetables at germinating point, and lack of external support in terms of finances to boost and expand the project to serve all the vulnerable especially mothers and children who are the most malnourished.
How are you working to overcome them?
Iam sensitizing community members to embrace tree planting as a means of generating reliable rainfalls and improving soil fertility and health, using locally made herbs by mixing red pepper, goat urine and firewood ashes to make pesticides, and appealing to all community stakeholders and well wishers to support the project financially to widen roots wings to be able to reach the most daring of support of my project.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
I learnt as well as recommending every household to have a small kitchen garden with green vegetables to prevent cases of malnourished and poor diet that put mothers and children`s lives at risks. These kitchen vegetable gardening will be used both for home and commercial consumption leading to improved livelihoods.