Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mr Onion...

Mr Store has grown the finest onions in all Mziza for the past 2 years running. We hope he keeps it up.

Final meeting of the season

We have closed out the irrigation season with a final meeting at Mziza. While most people are still growing in their irrigation gardens, we want to encourage them to look ahead toward the next growing season as soon as possible.

Monday, August 26, 2013


First look today: our windmill starts rotating on its own.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pedal pump

This is what our new pedal pumps look like. We incorporated more bicycle spare parts and the frame is all galvanized steel. It can be made by a bicycle repairman with off-the-shelf hardware.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Farmers see first signs of success

Farmers in Salima are seeing the first signs of successful irrigation. Their 1 acre of maize has pushed through the soil. The sprouts have got them excited for what they will eventually harvest to suplement the rainy season crop.