written by Ignatious Sseremba, director of the Orphan Farm
I grew up seeing agriculture in my country; it is the backbone of our economy. In our culture, we all learn different farming methods depending on climate and geographical location. I acquired some land last year where we started our farm producing sweet potatoes, maize, cassava, and Bananas, among others, to help hand in hand with the chicken we rear for sauce or as protein supplements. Our farm is strategically located on fertile soils, and in this area prevails reliable rainfall suitable for farming.
I have mentioned twice the significance of a farm in my previous posts for its capacity to provide fresh food to a significant number of people at a small cost; for example, last time, we gave out raw cassava to over 15 families in a single day from our farm, and we’ve also done this often many times earlier in the past few months. This promises to deliver better results as we will look closely into the new farming techniques on a large scale this time around to respond to this recurrent famine.
The orphaned boys walk with me about 8km to and from the garden to ensure adding something to what we have for the gut. These boys are doing great; they’re learning a lot with us and must grow up to become better people. However, the rest of the community is also learning from us. I’m also looking forward to expanding our farmland to have more food with us and deliver the surplus to those in need around us. I wish every other family could do the same and try as much as they can, at least to own a small garden as we do; if they do this, then we could have defined the term “FOOD SECURITY.”
JFM has always stood with us through this journey, something that we are so grateful for, as we are also taking a pledge of faith that we should all accept that we can make our farm bigger. I’d love to see us making our food. Making all this happen quickly directly indicates that God is with us. Thank you so much, JFM. Thank you for our generous donors; thank you, everybody, for being so obedient that you flex yourselves to allow God to use you.
Thank you, Jesus and JesusFedMe.
God bless you.