Emergency Irrigation for Cabbage

by Mavuno Vetted since 2015


The community of Mundubiena is suffering from a dry spell, and their cabbage crops are at risk of dying. Local entrepreneurs have invested time and money into these cabbage crops, and a loss would be devastating. With a water pump for emergency irrigation, the farmers will be able to mitigate the drought and continue growing the cabbage at a critical time of growth for the village. This is an emergency.

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Mundubiena is a Mavuno partner community that has achieved remarkable success with Mavuno. Mundubiena's farmers have transformed themselves into businesspeople, planting extensive cabbage crops with microloans of seeds and tools. A good harvest would repay these loans and provide much-needed income. However, a recent drought threatens to wipe out the cabbage crops. Without a water pump for emergency irrigation, Mundubiena risks losing all the progress they have made so far.


A water pump will ensure that the farmers in Mundubiena can continue cultivating their crops at a time when drought is more common than rain. It will reduce the amount of labor that watering demands, improving profits from the sale of the ultimately successful cabbage crop.

Long-Term Impact

The water pump will provide access to sustainable irrigation that isn't weather-dependent, which will allow the farmers in Mundubiena to grow crops without fear of loss due to drought. This will allow farmers to grow more crops, bringing more revenue and financial security to the village.


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Location: Seattle, Washington - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mavuno.org
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Twitter: @mavunocongo
Project Leader:
Alex Gamble
Seattle, Washington United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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