After a successful spring harvest, maize is ready to be shelled. Widows and helpers tackle the task in Chipata under the supervision of Geoff Muvumbo, project manager in this part of Zambia. Donations to Project HOPE facilitated the renting of farmland and planting of crops, including this maize, so that widows and orphans could grow their own food.
Plans are already underway for the next planting in the Fall. By assisting with this farming effort Project HOPE is able to help vulnerable people grow their own food. The process not only provides food but also extra can be sold at market to generate a little income and seed can also be realized from the current harvest to lower costs of the next planting.
Our thanks to Geoff and Martha Muvumbo for providing this opportunity for many in their community who would otherwise not be able to do this. Geoff and Martha arrange the rental plots, purchase the seed and fertilizer while helping the widows and orphans prepare the ground for planting. There is significant manual labour involved but the harvest makes the sweat equity a good investment.
If you would like to support this project please consider making a donation to Project HOPE.