Farmer, James Mbewe
James Mbewe is a farmer with a big family who lives from farming. He is a dynamic and focused entrepreneur. James wants to expand into green pepper growing. A borehole and water pump is pre-requisite for his expansion. Jacana helped him in this process and partly sponsored a borehole, pump and tank. Take a look how James provides free water to his community and benefits from the community getting free water for irrigation.
James Mbewe is a dynamic entrepreneur from Lembani village. He has a big family that helps him in gardening and general farming. He is a role model to many people of his village. James is farming tomatoes, rape, cabbage, onions and fresh maize in huge quantities and sells his products to the marketeers. He has plans to expand his business by farming green pepper and supply retailers at the local market. He got access to water throughout the year because of the partly sponsored borehole and pump provided by Jacana. For irrigation he also got a partly sponsored tank. When a community member wants to fetch water, half of the water goes into the bucket of the community member and the other half into the tank of James for irrigation.
Driller Hasting and Reuben made a tank at farmer James Mbewe.
Now when the community gets free water, they automatically also put a bucket of water in James his tank ready for irrigation. This way, there is no complex payment system needed for the water.
James and his family made a ground water recharge system to collect as much rain water as they can and store it in the ground for later use. Here is a video of children copying soil punching technique. If a child can do it, so can you. Right?
Jacana supported James with a partly sponsored borehole, pump and tank.
This means that James:
- Can expand his farming activities by growing green pepper
- Provides water for the community
The pump on a manual drilled borehole is donated by:
This is part of a bigger project, sponsored by Wilde Ganzen and Aqua for All.