From begging for food to supplying retailers in ten years

One Kenyan family’s journey from never having enough to producing a surplus

Martin Karimi
Apr 30, 2019 · 5 min read
Esther Ndavu and her husband Munyinthya Kimwele at their farm. They used skills learned in WFP’s resilience building activities to turn around their lives. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi
Ten years and eight water pumps later, Esther and Munyithya are now model farmers, mentoring others in the village. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi
With access to water for irrigation, Esther grows a wide variety of crops including kale, capsicum, onions, spinach, tomatoes and cowpeas. Photo:WFP/Martin Karimi
Neighbours constantly stream in for advice or to collect seeds and seedlings from Esther who is now a model farmer. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi

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