By Benedicto Hosea – Project Leader
We started our “Enough Food for Everyone” campaign to ensure all families have nutritious food to improve the health of the one of the most impoverished societies on the earth.
Previously in Zeze people struggled to grow enough to eat. However your donations and support has transformed Zeze society as it is now able to feed itself. From November 2016 to June 2017, we have produced more than 218 tons of food mainly Maize.
Christopher and his wife Modesta have been married for more than 24 years and have 5 children. Previously not able to succeed in farming due to poor farming methods and lack of good seeds. They have lived in grass thatched house all of their lives. “We are all very happy with this programme because we have extra food for feeding ourselves and selling to improve our house. I have never harvested 22 sacks (2200kgs) of maize in my life but I have more than these harvests on only one acre in this season”. Christopher said.
Benedicto is working hard in his society to stand as a role model in adapting Zeze community to adapt sustainable farming and development. “I want to show our society that it is possible to change. These harvests are a demonstration to the unknown, unobserved and unsupported societies that they can make the difference that will make other persons trust change is possible”.
Honorata is a woman married to Juma and they are four in the family. She made unbelievable achievement in maize farming and harves
ting for food and for cash. “I have harvested a half of my farm and I have already plucked 56 buckets (11 sacks) of maize seeds, I am harvesting the same amount too. I will not sell the extra (60 buckets) when the bucket will be sold at 20,000Tshs and the money I will make, will help me improve my house and expand my farm
These few stories represent all the farmers who have cultivated, planted and harvested maize at Zeze village this season. Zeze community has also planted 625 palm trees planting as part of a climate change adaptation project, as well as 1600 fruit trees including oranges, mangoes, guavas, avocados and others which we know by their local names. The world can be a better place if we can make it sufficiently productive to provide food for everyone.
Christopher and Modesta