Cassava growing for food security in Kenya

Nov 29, 2011

2nd Report: Cassava for food security in Kenya

Community members who attended World Food Day
Community members who attended World Food Day

Murang'a County, Kenya

Dear Donors,

Our community has been very successful with their project growing cassava.  Recently, the community group participated in the Murang'a County’s World Food Day celebrations (October 2011). This time the women decided to sell the cassava food products (doughnuts, porridge, chips, crisps, chapattis e.t.c) rather than give to the public free.  Amazingly, all of the products were sold within 30 minutes of arrival. The women made a good sum of money. Present during the event, were officials from the Provincial Administration. They were very impressed with our project. They even promised support in terms of logistics, that we may need to reach more areas.

With the purchase of a mill, we will be able to make flour on a large scale and make more cassava products.  Eventually, this can turn into a business that will be sustainable and help the entire community.  Our project is very much seen as a role model for the whole country during this time of famine in East Africa.

You are helping my community help themselves and show the way forward.

Thank you- we are grateful for your support.




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Project Leader

Angie Gust

PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress
Lilburn, GA Kenya

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