Good Morning Mrs Kubik,
Water source on the edge of Namatapanyas farm
Namatapanyas idle farm
Namatapanya cassava plantation
Watering part of his farm
Unused water source
Report from our LifeNets account Dan Ringo in Blantyre, Malawi:
"In 2018 LifeNets bought a treadle pump and a sprayer for Mr Namatapanya (a father to six whose source of income is subsistence farming). This was done upon his request for assistance. He had plans of farming throughout the year without relying much on rains.
"Fast forward to 2020: I visited the Namatapanya family again to check how well he is doing in his farming business.
Mr and Mrs Namatapanya and son
Sweet potatoes planted around Namaapanyas home
Testing the pump
Mr Namatapanya and son
"Last week on behalf of LifeNets I went ahead and purchased the irrigation pump and its fittings for Mr Namatapanya and family. Also bought 5 litres petrol and 500ml oil as a starter pack.
"We unpacked the pump and tested the pump at one of his farms, It worked well. Today I spoke with his son who told me they are now sowing seeds, a thing that would have been impossible if LifeNets had not given them this type of support. Mr Namatapanya extends his gratitude, He plans to farm throughout the year and not wait for the rainy season. I plan on visiting him again after two or three months to check how he is doing.
"Now Mr Namatapanya's hopes of farming throughout the year has been revived. He thanks LifeNets for supporting him with a petrol operated irrigation pump and a new wheelbarrow. Yesterday he informed me that he will be sowing seeds in his main farm which he started cultivating soon after he heard that LifeNets will supply him with the irrigation pump. He also went further to extend his gratitude to LifeNets' president and all those who take part in making LifeNets alive for the support that one of his sons is receiving in studying motor vehicle mechanics which according to him, once completed, it will be the highest achievement in his family."