Emmah’s Garden Women’s Group

A Game-Changer Kitchen Garden

“I believe this Kitchen Garden project can really be a game-changer to these noble women of Nyandoche Ibere.” ~ Emmah Gesare

Emmah is always thinking of ways to support her village. She has come up with a beautiful idea where people who have a high stake in the community are fully involved in making it better. This idea may seem small in nature, but we could define it as a game-changer in the village.

Emmah's Garden Women's Group

The idea is a simple one – sometimes those are the best. Emmah has started a project that is called the Emmah’s Garden Women Group. The project involves identifying key women in the village of Nyandoche Ibere. The main objective of this project is to support women who will set up and manage (That means to grow food!) a Kitchen Garden. A kitchen garden is a small garden typically adjacent to the home of the woman. 

These small but highly efficient gardens can support a family. This effort goes a long way to helping a family to have a higher level of food security. The women who receive funds to get a kitchen garden started are also motivated to improve garden performance. Improved performance may translate into surplus food. Surplus food can be sold in the village to increase income for the family.

Emmah Explaining to Emmah's Garden Women's Group

A successful kitchen garden may seem like a small thing. Still, to a family in this village, it is very significant. 

This effort can be expanded as more funds are raised to include more and more women. To start a garden, a woman will receive seeds and other farm-related items needed to plant and manage the garden. These women will also receive educational support as well as coaching and guidance from Emmah. The gardens will be composed of various vegetables improving the base level of nutrition for families in the village. 

Emmah is the coordinator of this project and the agricultural advisor. She is enjoying teaching these competent women the most up-to-date farming techniques to improve garden yield. Everyone involved is enjoying the project. 

Emmah is also working to find opportunities to sell any surplus crops that are produced. Later Emmah will also teach them how to manage the money they get from the vegetables; this will help them improve their financial management skills. 

Any extra income from a kitchen garden will be directed towards improving their lives by helping with their children’s education, paying medical bills, and, in general, improving their standard of living.

Emmah's Garden - The First Women's Group

Thank you very much from the community Nyandoche Ibere to the Rotary Club of Lebanon, New Hampshire for the water purification support to Emmah’s Garden.

Farming Has Challenges (Everywhere)

“The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.” – Will Rogers

In this short video (1:28), Emmah explains how the field that had been planted with tomatoes has now been planted with cabbages.

We were concerned that the disease which had affected the tomatoes had compromised the field. However, that is not the case as the advice that Emmah provided has resulted in strong growth of the cabbages in the field.

Farming has its setbacks. The weather and other factors can have an impact on the results. In this case, we had a setback with the tomato crop but have a recovery with advice from Emmah and the cabbage crop.

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Food Security and Emmah’s Garden

Emmah's Garden and Food Security

Food security is really a broad and a critical thing that needs to be given priority by all people of goodwill and the government. All people are entitled to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life. People can efficiently carry out their economic, social, and political life and activities provided they have enough food for their families. Availability of food provides a satisfied and active life for an individual.

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Elections in The USA and Leadership Around The World

Elections and Leadership
Many people from my village in Kenya look to the USA for examples of good leadership. They believe that the USA has a matured democracy, and there is no room for irresponsible or bad leadership.

People in the village also understand that the village and Kenyan economy can do better when the USA’s economy is thriving because the US currency is important as the international trade currency. Many people live in countries with political instability, food shortages, high unemployment, women persecutions, child abuse, and high poverty levels. The USA looks like a safe haven. The USA represents a place where people work together. The USA represents a place where there is little or no danger. People in my village believe that the USA is more welcoming and caring for all people regardless of the political views, religion, or country of origin.

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Emmah’s Garden Makes A Difference

Emmah's Garden

 

Kenya, what comes to your mind when you hear about that name? Don’t tell me about the lions, elephants, and wild beast migrations in September; it is more than that. Apart from the beautiful animals that attract most people to the country is something devastating to the people of Kenya. This is the crisis of water due to inconsistent and erratic rain. To make matters worse, the little available water is not clean or adequate for human consumption.

Kenya has suffered from this crisis for years, and this has affected local people, especially women and children. Women and children in most families, especially in the villages, have to fend for water in any way they can. Water is life, and yet 40 percent of Kenyans rely on poor water resources.

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The Value of Wi-Fi Accessibility in Nyandoche Ibere

Emmah's Garden Update - Written by Polycarp Mobegi
In modern society, many things will be digitalized. The ideas of digitization will cut across many sectors, such as:
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Religion
  • Political
  • Education

In this era, everybody needs to be exposed and gain some knowledge to use the internet, mobile phones, laptops, and all sources to make one modern. This is important to fit into the modern world and to participate.

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