The 10 widows supported were able to generate over than twice the amount invested. The women become more motivated to use vegetable garden production as their main source of income as the result of the first harvest.
What challenges did or does your project face?
Initially, the project was planned to empower 40 widows but because the project didn`t raise the needed funds, it was very challenging to selected 10 among 40.
How are you working to overcome them?
We are hoping that we will be able to raise more funds for the next fundraising phase to also empower those women who were left out of the first process.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
Liberia is a very poor country with lot of challenges after 14 years civil war and Ebola pandemic. Women accounts for over 50% of the population and women empowerment is key to poverty eradication and accelerating national development and food security. Garden farming is the faster and manageable initial for women empowerment.