Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Compost Manure For High Yields

MR. Bwibo from bumala location,butula district in kenya grows maize on his(5) five acre from intercropped with groundnuts.His concern over the years has been his yield- eight bags of maize and two bags of groundnuts per hectare during the two growing season in 2004. In 2006, he was taught on how to make enriched compost by sacred Africa, a non-governmental organization. in the same year,he applied 1000 kilos of his own composed to 2.25 acres only at the beginning of the first rains and obtained a total of 20 bags of maize and six bags of groundnuts.From this yiel he stored five bags enough food for his family and sold 15 bags of maize at ksh 1,200 per bag ansd five bags of groundnuts at kshs. 4,000/= each, getting a total income of kshs. 32,200. In 2007 he applied comost to 4 acres of land.Proceed from the yield enabled him build a semi-permanet house for the family.Currently Mr Bwibo is training fellow farmers on how he, has made it and extending this to rice farming


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  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Bumula Location, Busia, Kenya
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