Kitgum Beaders Begin Farming Project

Carol and Kitgum Group Members at New Garden

Kitgum Group members proudly showing OU’s Carol Davis their new 4 acre garden

Aloyo Margaret and other members of the Kitgum beaders’ group proudly show Outreach Uganda president, Carol Davis, their new 4 acre garden where they are growing cash crops as a group income-generation project.  The group planted 2 acres of sim sim interspersed with some sunflowers plus 2 acres of ground nuts (similar to peanuts) about 6 kilometers from where they live.

They expect to harvest the crops in November and January.  The enterprising 40 member group walks the entire 6 km distance (one way) to their garden twice each week to weed it.  They hope to expand their farming operations in 2013.


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