A loan of $350 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides for their vegetable gardens.

Paskazia’S Group's story

Paskazia’s group of five women has attended a number of YICE’s trainings in farming and health practices. They are one of the pioneers of YICE’s female self-help groups working together to improve their household incomes through vegetable farming and sales in their village.

Paskazia (in the middle) is the group leader. She is 44 years old and has five children. She used to grow potatoes, maize, and beans, and in 2011 she changed to growing fast-growing vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and eggplants. She sells her produce in two market villages. Paskazia highlighted soil fertility and vegetable pests as major challenges to her project.

She therefore asks for a loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides to improve her vegetable produce. She plans to use her income from the sale of produce to expand her farm.

She has a dream of setting up a model vegetable farm from which other women would learn and become motivated to grow vegetables.

In this group: Pulikeria, Margret, Paskazia, Scovia, Mary

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