‘I am so grateful I got to participate in the DIG project, it started me off! I never knew I would make so much from my garden. I have a borehole (well) in my compound that serves me and my neighbours very well. I hope to save money from my vegetables and install a solar water pump to make my work easier. Together with my husband I hope to build a new family house, I have already bought poles, and iron sheets from the sale of my vegetables.’ ~ Eunice Anyango Otieno
Eunice Anyango is a 37 year old mother of six. She, and the other members of the Happy Market Group in Ndhiwa Sub-County, received DIG’s KCDMS FFS training in 2020. After graduating, Eunice developed a home garden where she trained her family in what she learned from DIG. Their garden flourished and became a main source of food and income for her family.
Eunice grows a variety of local and indigenous vegetables including kales, spinach, black nightshade, spider plant, and cow peas. Intentionally staggering her harvest, Eunice carries her produce to Ndhiwa market on Thursdays to sell.
Before DIG, Eunice never made an income from her garden but that has changed. For example, in July, Eunice made sales worth Ksh. 7800 ($78) and Ksh. 8000 ($80) in August alone.
She credits her success to the knowledge she received from DIG. Her garden income has enabled Eunice to better feed her family and invest in poles and iron sheets to improve her house. Eunice has plans to expand her garden and install a solar irrigation pump to make her work easier.