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Kenya: Women farmers dig for a better future

In May 2013, Kenyan women farmers and senior female executives from the food industry in the United Kingdom got together to dig a large fish pond.

Twelve months after the pond was completed and stocked with fish as part of the “Dig for Good” challenge, the Afula Women’s Farmers’ Group harvested 238 kilograms of tilapia, which they sold for more than 660,000 Kenyan shillings [$7,100 U.S.].

The group has now decided this year to reinvest the money and stock an additional three ponds, which will provide them with a sustainable source of nutritious food. The funds will also provide a long-term source of income to help provide families with household essentials, and money for medical bills and school fees.

Credit: Farm Radio International

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