Nassali Florence: A CDA Program Success Story

Nassali Florence is a mother of eight children in Kiboobi village, Kisekka sub-county. She grows bananas, coffee and seasonal crops and runs a piggery and poultry project, but had struggled to make them run a profit as wilt, drought and disease reduced her output. When she started attending IYHA workshops, she quickly began learning how to protect her crops and animals from these afflictions.

Within months of finishing her training, Florence had expanded her piggery from four pigs to nine, including two pregnant sows whom she expects bear twelve more piglets! Her poultry business now includes 100 new chicks (more than double what she started with). Thanks to her hard work implementing the lessons she learned with IYHA, she is now able to pay tuition for each of her eight children and provide for their future!

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Our Farmers are Expanding!

Semanda Atanas is the father of two young girls. He and his wife live in the remote village of Kyantale, their small house perched on top of rolling hills of matooke, cassava, beans, maize and coffee plantations. Nestled in the valley, you’ll find an immaculate coffee shamba, where Atanas planted 90 seedlings he received from IYH-A in 2012. Today, after much care, hard work and 600 additional plants Atanas has purchased, the two-meter tall branches hang heavy with bright red coffee beans, 1,500 kg worth!

Every month, Atanas mounts his bike with his harvest and heads to the local market, using the proceeds to pay for his daughters’ schooling. Next season, he plans to add 310 more for a total of 1,000 trees. The sky’s the limit!

by Into Your Hands-Africa Staff

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