CRESS aims to develop holistic and sustainable communities, but how do we know we are successfully working towards achieving this?
In our agriculture program we train new groups one year, with refresher training in the second year. Inputs, such as tools and seeds, are given once only as a starter pack after the first training. Support and advisory visits, bi-monthly during the first and second years, are then continued for a further third year after which the groups are left to continue their vegetable growing activities by themselves.
Recently, one of our active and committed agriculture officers, Yango Yunia, arranged a meeting with members of the original groups in Mijale from four years ago. Her aim was to see if they still had their tools and equipment, and whether they were continuing successfully to grow vegetables in their individual gardens and group gardens sufficiently to impact positively on themselves, their families, and their groups. What she found was very heartening, especially for Yunia herself.
The members themselves presented their key points of achievement as:
With this group testimony CRESS can show successfully we are really achieving sustainability!
You can still support out Lent Project which is providing the tools and training to turn more of our 70 Savings Groups into Agriculture & Savings Groups.
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