Growing of green vegetables.
Egg plants are a good source of income for Malaika self help group members.
Goat Project at Munyuni self help group.
Fruit trees act as source of income for the members of our groups.
Avocado, banana and pawpaw trees from a beneficiary's farm in Salama region.
Banana trees at the edge of a sand dam, only because of water stored beneath the sand.
Give a man fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. At ASDF, we seek to empower the communities that we work with economically and this done through ways they have been accustomed to. Agribusiness is a very lucrative venture if practiced correctly.
Through our extension programmes, we have seen many a group lift themselves from a state of economic handicap to a state of economic empowerment in a short period of time. One of the very first things that a group must do upon the completion of a sand dam is to establish a vegetable garden. Here, they are taught and encouraged to plant vegetables. This being a dry area that depends on other regions for the provision of most vegetables, the market is never lacking. Be it cabbage planting in Kyalimba S.H.G or onion planting in Munyuni S.H.G, the results are always heart-lifting.
Goat and cow projects are initiated upon groups’ requests. They are provided with male and female goats and/or bulls of superior breeds which are adaptive to the local climatic conditions. They use these to upgrade their local breeds of goats/cows into more productive hybrid. The groups make profits from the sale of milk, which is now produced in large quantities. Other than that, income is also earned from the fees that outsiders pay to have their animals sired with a superior breed. A very lucrative venture indeed.
Fish farming, in an area where fish production is almost non-existent, has proven quite successful in South Eastern Kenya. Self Help Groups interested in engaging in farming, upon the approval of their request, are tasked with digging the fish pond. ASDF then provides them with polythene wall lacing paper, a thousand fishlets and enough fish feed to last them till the first harvest. The projects have proven highly sustainable as the income generated is enough to run the project, check any damages and keep some profit for the group. Market for fish is never lacking in the region.
Commulatively, ASDF has helped communities generate over Ksh.4,530,528 (Four million, five hundred and thirty thousand, five hundred and twenty eight shillings)