This 16 year old young farmer shown top right has been helping in the Orphan feeding programme and the Orphan Farming project. He also manages part of his family farm, and has with the help of a neighbour developed the fish pond shown in the picture, from which he has been able to provide fish for his family and also sell at market. Recently he led a small group of Orphans to walk to another Parish to take a gift of food and encourage the Orphans there by sharing helpful techniques for growing food.
Sophia Dianga, one of the farmers in the Project, is well known for being awarded FIRST PRIZE in the Kenyan National small scale farm competition in 2008. In a recent visit to her farm, Sophia showed us around her three acres that is an inspiration to all. The fields in this picture, taken in March 2012, are ready for the coming Long Rains season, and show some of her many banana trees she has established. Sophia continues to be a leader in trialling and implementing new enterprizes. She also received a certificate and medal from The Kenyan President for "distinguished service to the Republic of Kenya," in 2009.
Farmer Jemima Ochanda from the Lord’s Faith FFS based in Ekwanda parish before the project harvested just 20kg of maize from her 1 acre and after just one year this has risen to 400kg.
Jonathon Sikalo Chairman of the Lords Peace FFS started 2007 demonstrates his compost heaps on his farm. He has moved into dairy cattle, poultry keeping and plants a wide range of crops including pastures enabling him to run his zero grazing cattle unit as well as eliminating the need to buy any vegetables or maize.
Salome Nyamasi attended the Lord’s Kingdom FFS in 2005 and has been a FFS facilitator since 2006. The direct result of applying the knowledge gained to her own farm is able to send 3 of her children to National boarding schools and one is currently at University. She also has purchased dairy cattle and has been able to build a new home for her family. Salome now focus’s on growing vegetable cash crops for much of the year as well as enough maize to feed her family.