Gave enough to build irrigation improving food security for 1,925 people

Dec 2013

United Purpose

Charity Partner
The specific objective of this project is to increase nutrition and household income for farmers through the development of an irrigation scheme covering 40 hectares of land which enable efficient and effective crop production directly benefitting approximately 1,925 people. The support given by Be One Percent will contribute to the continuation of irrigation work in Thyolo directly benefiting 300-400 households. Irrigation will enable cultivation of land to different crops like maize, vegetables and Irish potatoes. These are used for both household consumption and sale. The income generated can then be invested elsewhere such as tuition fees, livestock or small businesses. Effective irrigation allows farmers to harvest several times per year meaning greater yields across the year. This can dramatically reduce risk of malnutrition for the farmers and their communities.

United Purpose, previously known as Concern Universal, is an international development charity with an innovative community-led approach to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and eradicating global poverty and inequality.   

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