The Manda Family

Wilined and Eileen received training from SFHC in 2012. They started growing more diverse crops including orange-fleshed sweet potato and pigeon pea, using new practices like intercropping, compost manure and incorporating residues. Since getting training and support from SFHC, they do more work together and they have seen an improvement in their food security and dietary diversity, in the health of their family, and especially in the health of their soil.

We have seen that since we started using manure when we plant, the crop grows very healthy, even more than when we used fertilizer. Although we often didn’t even have money for fertilizer before, which is why we often didn’t have any harvest.”