Farmer, Joshua Tembo
Joshua and his wife are both deaf and hardworking farmers. They want to expand their business by growing more varieties of vegetables throughout the year and sell to the local market. With an affordable borehole and pump they can farm whole year and make enough money to send their child to school.
As a challenged person (deaf) Joshua has proven that disability is not always a limitation to success, he has since been a role model to many people with similar disabilities. Joshua is an industrious gardener who farms tomatoes, rape, cabbages and onions in huge quantities and sells his products to the market. Joshua has plans to expand his business by extending his farming plot and produce variety of farming products to meet the market demands.
Now Joshua has access to a borehole and pump and this will enable him to have a continuous production and increase his farming area from 1 lima (50×50) to two lima.
Although the pump came too late to safe his tomatoes,
Joshua is optimistic and tells us that he will never lose a harvest because of drought again since he has a pump now.
The water at Joshua’s tomato field has dried up unexpected early this year.
Drillers Edward, Micheal and Hillary rushed to the spot drilled a borehole and installed a pump. But it was too late and this harvest of tomatoes could not be saved.
Joshua and his wife can expand their farming activities and send their child to school.
This is part of a bigger project, sponsored by Aqua for All.