RISE (Rural Irrigation System for Ekumdipe)


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Laziness Never Pays

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kenya
Map of Laziness never pays There was one company which operates on selling and buying goods from/to customers.Since it was a large company,the owner decided to make their own goods and sell them to customers.The shareholders decided to make sereals and sell them to the customers at lower prices.It attracted many but after a few months,the customers came up with different complaints.Farmers were harvested poor harvest compared to the earlier harvest.They decided to report to matter to policemen who started their investigation as soon as possible.One officer went to buy maize seeds in to name of ordinary farmer.He passed and entered the company shop through the other side where he found workers barefooted making sereals and packing them in packets.He arrested him with sereals where he took them to court where they were prisoned for six months each and juded ksh 2 million. Read more.
Related to project keywords: harvested, harvest, compared, farmers, months

Magadi Project

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Vihiga, Kenya
Map of Magadi project Mafundage OMBIRO is a woman of her own principals ;she used to collect bananas peals then she takes them for a proper service and through this she made a local Magadi which she used to sell for the woman in the area to use as in preparing food.This added nitrients on the food and above all the women use to enjoy due to fair prices as compared to ones bought at the shop. Read more.
Related to project keywords: compared, use, local, sell, proper

Shortage Of Rain In Our Constituency

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of SHORTAGE OF RAIN IN OUR CONSTITUENCY On January 4th 2008, the rain stopped abruprtly farmers were unable to plant since their crops needed water to germinate.Our mp of Luurambi Constituency started looking for measures for helping the farmers without wasting time, she asked an organisation by the name (FAO) food and Agricultural organisation to help. The organisation brought in our constituency food and also facilitated use of water pumps for irrigating in the farms. This was a big solution to our problem.The people were safe from hunger and the rains began after a few months. Read more.
Related to project keywords: farmers, months, needed, unable, farms

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Project Leader

Owen Wurzbacher

Cambridge, Massachusetts United States

Where is this project located?

Map of RISE (Rural Irrigation System for Ekumdipe)