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Upendo Foundation is working with the community to fight hunger through provision of farm inputs during the planting season every year. In rural western Kenya many households do not realize maximum yield from their farms because they cannot afford adequate farm inputs.
The low yields lead to inadequate food and inadequate nutrition. Many families do not have enough food to take them through the year and at the same time they don’t have money to buy enough food from the market.
In 2008, a heifer was given to one of our widow’s group to empower them economically through the process of pass-on, pass-back. The same cow has provided calves for 4 individuals in our community group network, through the process of pass-on, pass-back. A calf was passed back within the project to Wedewo Widows Group. From the Wedewo Group a calf was given to the Tang Chon Ber group and she has now produced a calf of her own, which will be passed back in October to another group as the 5th born of a single chain of pass-on, pass-back.
The food security sector of Imani Community Development Organization aims to improve food and nutritional security at household level in our project area of coverage. With good agronomic practices and ElectricAid funding for food security, the food situation is really improving. Joshua Ouma, a member of Ng'uono Farmers Group, counts himself lucky to have benefited from the farm inputs and regular field visits by Imani field extension workers. In the past he has been cultivating his crops the traditional way, where many of the agronomic practices are not observed. This time Imani intro