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    Being a model farmer is a dream come true

    Just over 3 years ago, there was no hope for success for Edward Malunguja (31) who was doing traditional subsistence rice farming on 2 acres rented farm “with little yield.” The story is different now to this married father of four from Nyitundu village in Northern Tanzania who plans to start constructing his own house […]

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    A system of rice intensification has changed my life

    “When my husband left in 1991, my life was very difficult. I didn’t have enough income to sustain my family needs. I was farming and owned seven acres of land but the yield was little such that I did not get enough income out of it.” Says Pili Gabriel (49), a mother of four, from […]

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    207 solar panels, plenty of clean water

    Oxfam with funding from ECHO has built a solar-powered system that is expected to pump over 60,000 litres of water, equivalent of a 40 storey building, every hour from the borehole to the storage tanks.

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    Meet Apio Maria, the Karamajong Business advisor

    38 year old Apio Maria was born and raised in Karamoja and married off at just a tender age of 16. Just like many Karamajong women, she cannot believe she now owns so much in her life and has people who look up to her. She says; “My husband, Lotte Joseph cared for his cattle […]

  • Nashuru Tagei waiting for her turn to receive a heifer. Photo: Bill Marwa / Oxfam

    Heifers, changing lives of Maasai women

    It is a rather cold day in the mountainous Enguserosambu village in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Maasai women, all dressed up in their traditional colorful clothes, are waiting, some in excitement, some in disbelief. “It is going to be an emotional day,” says Nashuru, as she waits for her turn to receive a heifer. “For the […]

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