14 Women diredccctly gained from our Women's Gardening Project, each one of them received an agricultural skills training on how to manage their gardens for proper and successful harvests. They also received agricultural inputs and all farm supplies to run the project on their owned gardens, these women worked as our model farmers to over 100 women in Kiboyo village, creating an impact to over 200 beneficiaries.
What challenges did or does your project face?
We lack a reliable source of funding for such a benefiting project.
The weather conditions sometimes don't favor our women's gardens hence losing much of their produce before the harvest period.
The limited funds limit the expansion of such a wonderful project to reach to various people from other areas with interest in such a project.
How are you working to overcome them?
We always try to apply for grants to support the project
Each season we come up with other wonderful ideas on how to handle the changing weather conditions for instance preparing the women's gardens ahead of time, and also innovsting other ways of cultivation e.g. the sack gardening project that was introduced to our women last season.
With the limited funds, we choose few women that we can support to act as our model farmers to the rest of those interested but when we can't afford to train them.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
We leanrt that this whole new idea of sack gardening could help our women and most of the farmers with limited agricultural land, and those affected by the harsh weather conditions or the pastes and diseases to come up with successful harvests since it helps a lot given its resielence to the bad weather, the soils etc.