Abagore Farming project
Many of the families supported by Aid for Education's partner in Rwanda, are headed by women - mothers, grandmothers, aunts, older sisters, guardians. The women's farming project, 'Abagore Farming' ('Abagore' means 'women'), has been set up to give these women the opportunity to earn money to look after their families. Aid for Education provides land, tools and seeds and the women grow crops to sell in the market, enabling them to earn an income.
The women sell the maize and vegetables in the markets and to restaurants. Aid for Education has also helped to build a storage house to keep the crops and with room to hold meetings and training workshops for the women.
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The Farming Co-operative have recently begun to grow tomatoes. These sell well so they are hoping for a good yield. See below for pictures - volunteer Mhairi Black can be seen helping to water the crop in some of the pictures.