The Wanyema family and friends enjoy their homegrown paw paws after a busy day at school.
Their father David is benefitting from a small enterprise programme run by the Planning, Development and Rehabilitation department (PDR) of the Church of Uganda. On his small plot of land in the Nambulu community, North Mbale Diocese, Eastern Uganda, David has planted improved varieties of bananas, paw paws, oranges, mangoes and passion fruit to climb along the fence. He has built a multi- storied structure to keep more chickens in the small area next to the kitchen. He earns money each day from the poultry, weekly from passion fruit, monthly from bananas and annually from oranges, mangoes and paw paws. With these 5 enterprises he can raise enough food and earn income for his family.
The work PDR does with farmers like David is helping many families to live sustainably on their land. They are quick to make the most of the training and resources offered by PDR, a longtime partner of CWS.