Farmer, Uveren' Gapi Jere
Five months without a drop of rain is no problem for farmer Uveren’Gapi. With her affordable pump on a hand drilled borehole she can not only farm during dry season, she even extended her farmland. She sells vegetables when almost nobody can.
This video was taken at the end of 5 months drought.
Uveren’Gapi was interviewed in December 2018 and this is what she said about the benefits of the pump.
Although it is almost end of dry season and the small stream is dry for some time, Uveren’Gapi is still farming and even extending her land.
While other people are not able to grow or sell vegetables in this season, Uvenren’Gapi can sell.
The little stream has dried up.
Normaly the farming season ends here in September.
But this year Uveren’Gapi continues farming with the water from the pump. In future she might buy a tank or even a motorized pump. But first she will raise some more money with this pump.
The little stream still gives enough water. The drilling team -who surveyed the place- will use this water for drilling.
Uveren’gapi is a vigorous and productive entrepreneur woman in farming and horticulture business for a number of years now. In her garden she is constantly and efficiently farming onions, tomatoes, bananas, sugar canes, rape and cabbages. Upon realizing the importance of skill enhancement in her business Uveren’gapi attended the two days of business training conducted by Jacana. During the Jacana basic training she demonstrated high level of impetus and enthusiasm. At this moment she wants to expand her horticulture business by starting with the extension of her farming area from half an acre to two acres. Second she wants to start farming potatoes which she thinks has market. Furthermore, plans are underway to open a chicken poultry.
In Africa women feed most families, they are industrious, dependable and families look up to them for provision. Presently, Uveren’ gapi is a mother of 1 child and has 3 foster children under her care. With such a huge responsibility, she is actively engaged in farming business. However, she’s being limited by water challenges prevailing in the area as a result of climate change therefore, she has requested a borehole and pump from Jacana for her business. This borehole and pump will enable her to farm whole year-round and become self-sustainable and sufficient as an entrepreneur. Uveren’gapi is committed to her dream of a reliable water source, she has already sourced and paid 70 Euros towards the required amount of money for the borehole and pump and hoping that Jacana together with well wishers could help her with the balance.
Based on the above discourse, Jacana appeal to you well wishers to contribute any amount of money towards Uveren’gapi’s borehole and pump. This will elevate this visionally women entrepreneur and she will be able to lift her family out of poverty, provide basic education to foster children and probably provide employment to fellow community members. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help a woman became a successful entrepreneur.
Thank you for helping a woman!
Uveren’gapi Jere is married and a mother of 1 child and takes care of 3 foster children. She lives in Maulawo village of Luangeni constituency. She is an industrious women coupled with the skills of her husband who is a tailor.
Jacana will support Uveren’gapi in:
- Providing a partly sponsored rope pump.
- Guidance in book keeping and financial management.
- Guidance in business management.