Meet Jaena Patrick, a farmer from Bilibiza

“Our Life Has Greatly Improved” - Jaena Patrick, a farmer from Nacoja, Bilibiza District, Cabo Delgado Province, and member of a Farmers’ Club since 2008.

 

“The Farmers’ Club Project has taught me techniques that I didn’t know before, including how to prepare farmlands in blocks and how to practice conservation agriculture. My crops increased and the quality improved a lot. Where we with difficulty produced a hectare before, we now produce a hectare and a half. This is very good for us.”

The person speaking is Jaena Patrick, a farmer from Nacoja, Bilibiza District, Cabo Delgado Province, and member of a Farmers’ Club since 2008.

“We now earn more money and our life has greatly improved. I now have enough money to build my house and to put my children to school. I can also afford to buy new clothes for them and pay the hospital when they are sick,” summarizes Jaena and adds, visibly happy: “I can also now buy flour to make cakes and sell them. This is my other job.“

At 35 years, Jaena does not seem to have limited her dreams to the present. “My future is in improving the techniques I learned from the Farmers’ Club. In addition to making more money, I can in this way also better help my community. My future is not limited, as it was before!” she says with conviction.