Duncan Ochiena & Family
by Paul Nyaema Ogala, Kaswanga Farm Project Director
Duncan Ochieng is married to Melvin Atieno. They live in Kaswanga with their five children, Laventer Akoth, Catrine Adhiambo, Samuel Onyango, Marvel Achieng and Broline Achieng. The eldest of the three children attend the Children of Hope School and they are beneficiaries of the Kaswanga farm project.
Duncan is very actively involved in the project year round as this is the sole source of food for the family. Duncan’s wife Melvin helps with harvesting and planting. She is also the one who goes to the market to sell small portions of the crop to buy other things that the family needs.
This project has changed the lives of this family around. They now have the fees for the 3 eldest to attend school as well as a stable supply of food to provide for their family year round.