Advance Famers Club Project Benefitting Many
Brenda Hawad is a mother of 3 children residing in Kameza Village, Traditional Authority Nkukula in Dowa district. She is the chairlady of Umodzi club which was formed under the DAPP Advance famers club project, an extension of the previous DAPP Dowa farmers project which phased out in 2015.
“I have learnt so many things under this project, all thanks to the field officers from DAPP. I now know how to construct firewood saving stoves, pothole planting, vegetable gardening and conservation farming, livestock management and HIV & Aids prevention techniques” she said
“Through my club, I have had the chance to participate in a livestock pass-on loan initiative in which I got a pig and now I have two pigs. Last year I sold six piglets and used the money to buy fertilizer. I am happy to say that I harvested more than enough for me and my family” she said
Brenda and the rest of the club’s members have also formed a Village saving loan group (VSLG) and have seen the benefit of it. “Through this group, I have been able to support my brother at the Police Academy and he is now working as a Police man” she said. She believes that her future is so bright and the best is yet to come.