We are growing more food
In Mzimba and Nkhata Bay districts of Northern Malawi we are helping small family farmers, like Amon the members of the Kaposa Chipopomo Irrigation Group, to feed their families all year round.
Amon Banda and his neighbours work hard on their own small farms but many of them can't grow enough food for their every day needs and face months of hunger. With variable rainfall, long dry spells and erratic, damaging floods, families like Amon's were at real risk. But Find Your Feet helps families to make effective use of their existing resources, looking for low cost, lasting solutions. So, we helped Amon and 80 of his neighbours to build a weir and a series of canals to divert water from the local river to irrigate their shared farm land. Now they all can rely on a longer growing season and higher crop yields, meaning more food for their families long into the future.
"We will be food secure and even earn an income from farming. We had some challenges at the start, such as leakage from the canals, but working together we will fix it so that not a drop of water for our crops is wasted. It was a challenge but one we met together! Now we cam control our own destiny!"