Farmer,Bernadette Mvula

Bernadette Mvula inspires many other Zambian women to escape poverty. At her sustainable meat farm she rears livestock, cattle and pigs and she grows crops and garden products. Presently, she wants to expand in piggery. Rearing a quality and marketable breed of pigs is very involving and water plays a central role in this. Bernadette has a well and Jacana wants to deepen the well and provide a reliable water pump so that she can grow as an entrepreneur. Jacana therefore partly sponsored an affordable pump now she has enough water to feed the pigs the whole year round.

Bernadette is a  farmer, married with four children independent of her care, living in Luangeni. She has combined skills with those of her husband in general farming and the two are active entrepreneurs. Bernadette lives and works at her farm, she rears cattle, chickens and other livestock, besides she is also an active farmer. At her farm, Bernadette grows different field crops, onion, tomatoes, green beans and other vegetables. At this moment, Bernadette wants to expand her piggery by rearing a quality breed of pigs so that she can supply to the local market. However, lack of water has been a huge limitation to her success as a business woman. Now she has access to water throughout the year and that can boost her business.

Bernadette and her husband

Bernadette and her husband

 

Bernadette during the business training

Bernadette during the business training

Bernadette was very active during the business training and has good business ideas and that is why Jacana selected her for a partly sponsored pump.

 

 

August 2017

The drilling team Steven, Hillary, Hastings, Edward and Michael started deepening the well so that Bernadette can give water to her piglets in the dry season. She can now keep the piglets and expand the piggery.

Bernadette helping the drillers

Bernadette helping the drillers

Deepening Bernadettes well

Deepening Bernadettes well

 

July 2017

Bernadette’s water source is drying up just when mama pig has delivered many piglets. The last part is very good for the expansion of her business but the first part is not.

Jacana supported Bernadette with a partly sponsored pump on an existing well.

Now she can expand her piggery and she has access to water from a protected source

The pump on an existing open well is donated by:

This is part of a bigger project, sponsored by Aqua for All.

 

 

 

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