The twelve members of the Wanawake Kwanza (Women First) growers association in Tanzania, have received Feed the Future support through USAID to boost their incomes and improve nutrition in the village.
After only two months of growing vegetables on a single acre plot, these women have saved nearly $500. Based on their success, Maza village authorities have made an additional 1.5 acres available to the group and other women in the village are now organizing themselves into similar groups.
USAID worked as a catalyst getting them started by providing initial training, seeds and a treadle pump for irrigation. Now that they are up and running, USAID will help the women to register their association, provide technical assistance and additional training and develop business plans so that they can make their efforts sustainable for the future.