Mozambique Farmers - proud of the fruits of their labour

Do you recall last year’s Feet First campaign, match-funded by UKAid?

Helping disabled farmers grow more food crops was part of the project alongside providing protective sandals for people who have leprosy, to enable their wounds to heal.

This is an early photograph of the new crop that was planted at the beginning of this year using new and improved farming methods.

These pigeon peas and beans plants will start to bear fruit within a few weeks. The farmers, who are very proud of their achievement, will be able to use some of it as food for their families. The surplus – thanks to an expected good yield as a result of the improved farming methods – will be sold for cash in the market so they have money to live on.

It won’t be long before crops begin to grow and these farmers have a reason to celebrate.

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