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.
We stopped adding monitoring data after December 2017 for James Mbewe but he is still using the skills he learned from Jacana.
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?
This means that James:
- Can expand his farming activities by growing green pepper
- Provides water for the community
This is part of a bigger project, sponsored by Wilde Ganzen and Aqua for All.