Irrigation

The farm at Bondo is 20 acres of land on the edge of Lake Victoria. Currently it provides the children with 35% of the food they eat. Phoebes aim is to make that figure nearer 80%

The land is irrigated from Lake Victoria . The water is pumped into storage tanks and then used to water through a flooding method. This method washes away the precious top soil. It over waters some plants and under waters others. Irrigation is costly, but it will improve the crop  quality and quantity and with more efficient use of the water Phoebe will be able to save on the fuel that is used by the water pump. If Phoebe can improve the food production it will help to stabilise her out going financial liabilities.

Currently Phoebe and her team grow Kale, bell peppers , maize, bananas, avocados, tomatoes, peppers, ground nuts and potatoes.

irrigation would mean less gaps in the fields

irrigation would mean less gaps in the fields

If there is an excess and it cannot be safely stored Phoebe can sell or exchange the produce and this enables her to buy rice and other      staples.

Phoebe knows that there is a direct link between a good diet and the ability to learn and concentrate .Regular healthy meals must        surely be every child’s right. Please help by donating to the Irrigation fund through this website.

The precious water pump. we really need two of these.

The precious water pump. we really need two of them and a pump house.

 

All the growing areas are edged with eucalyptus trees these are used for fire wood, they grow quickly and can be cut down repeatedly

All the growing areas are edged with eucalyptus trees these are used for fire wood, they grow quickly and can be cut down repeatedly

Rows of Kale
Rows of Kale

 

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