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.

James and his family

 

James

James during the business training

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December 2017

What 2017 did for farmer James Mbewe.

What 2017 did for farmer James Mbewe.

October 2017

Driller Hasting and Reuben made a tank at farmer James Mbewe.

Tank at James Mbewe

Tank at 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.

Tank at James Mbewe

Tank at James Mbewe

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?

September 2017

Edward, Micheal and Hillary drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Jame Mbwewe.

Edward drilling at James Mbewe

Edward drilling at James Mbewe

James and his pump

James and his pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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