LifeNets has added another food staple to the list of agricultural crops it is helping farmers to grow: rice. A LifeNets loan is allowing Mr. Julius Kachali to grow rice, cassava, and maize on a 2.5-acre farm. Although he is at the time a subsistence farmer, Mr. Kachali has his eye on becoming a commercial farmer, and already has hopes of building a dam to ensure a water supply for wet and dry farming.
In the meantime, this project is a model farm for others in the community, allowing them to learn better methods of farming. With the help of his wife and two agricultural assistants from the government, Mr. Kachali’s farm will in time help his whole community! Read more about the project here.