Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Planting Passion Fruit

Recently I spent a couple days planting passion fruit with farmers in Mangu, Kenya. We worked in partnership with volunteers from Helping Hand Ministries in the U.K. and planted 180 passion fruit seedlings on three different farms. It was hard work, but very rewarding. Most farmers in Kenya have very small plots and are subsistence farmers, growing food only for themselves or yielding small harvests for sale or trade. In our work with Planting Faith, we help farmers escape the poverty and challenges of subsistence farming through sustainable agricultural development. Here’s a shot of some of the volunteers and farmers at one of the shambas in Mangu:



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