After the training, Josphat immediately put into practice all he had learned and created a farm pond in which he could collect and store water. Having no money for labour, he was forced to dig it on his own, taking him almost a year. “This was an uphill task and during the hard times food was scarce, I was forced to take breaks as I lacked the energy to go on,” he says.
All his hard work paid off and life began to change for the better in his family, as well as among neighbouring farmers that he mentors. He was able to capture storm water from the short rainy season in 2021, and with the pump provided by World Vision, was able to easily channel water from the pond to a long pipe which he uses for irrigation.
Today, the family is able to enjoy a nutritious diet all year round, despite the drought, and even have enough crops to sell. With the income, Joshua now has everything he needs to go to school and is free to enjoy his learning.