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.
Joshua Tembo is a productive entrepreneur from Sub Centre Luangeni village. Joshua and his beloved wife are both deaf. However, they were both opportune to attend the school for deaf where they learnt to communicate with sign language. This makes it easy for them to communicate and do business. Joshua and his wife are both lovely parents of a young boy.

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.


Joshua Tembo

Joshua, his wife and child

Although the pump came too late to safe his tomatoes,

Pump at Joshua Tembo's farm

Pump at Joshua Tembo’s farm

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 EdwardMicheal 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.

Drilling at Joshua Tembo

Drilling at Joshua Tembo



Jacana provided a partly sponsored water pump.

Joshua and his wife can expand their farming activities and send their child to school.

The pump on a manual drilled borehole is donated by:

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

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