November report Kaswanga Farm Project
by Paul Nyaema Ogolla, Kaswanga Farm Manager
Quinter Adhiambo is the mother of 2 children, Ruth Adundo and Rawlin. She lives in Kaswanga with her two children in a traditional dirt-floored mud hut. She has been working on the Kaswanga Farm Project for over a year now and it has dramatically improved the quality of life for her family. Before she was provided a plot of irrigated and fenced land on the Kaswanga Community Farm, her family’s diet consisted of tea for breakfast, ugali (a mash of ground corn and water) for dinner, with the occasional treat of fish and tomatoes.
Since her participation on the Kaswanga Farm, Quinter has been able to provide her children with a constant source of potatoes, tomatoes, greens, onions, cassava, and corn. The varied and year-round source of food she is able to grow has not only improved their physical well-being but now both of the children have begun to perform much better in school.
Quinter is just one of many grateful people whose lives have been transformed by the Kaswanga Farm Project. The fact that 59 families are currently able to survive, almost solely, from the food they can grow on the farm is overwhelming proof of this projects’s success. As a result, Teaching More has expanded the project by purchasing another 7 acres of land for the Kaswanga community. This new parcel will support a minimum of 100 more families, and our aim is to completely finish the project within 2 years.
Thanks to all who have made this project such a success for the families of Kaswanga!