It was all joyous!
Namuleme Gida’s family is large—five adults and eight children. Feeding that many people is a challenge, especially when jobs and money are scarce.
“Those times are there, without food. Especially during the long holidays [when the everyone is home all day],” Gida says. “The situation can cause you pressure because it is terrible not to be in a situation to provide for your people, especially a child. I hate it.”
Gida tries to make ends meet by selling mushrooms and water. But the little money she earns isn’t enough. She sells a jerry can of water for 300 shillings ($0.10 CAD).
One day Gida heard about a training that was being offered by Cal Bombay Ministries.
“I came for training willingly because I wanted to get extra knowledge. When I learned that it was about vegetable growing, it became more interesting,” Gida says. “Cabbage, tomatoes, sukuma (collards). I ate, sold, and retained some for my family. When I got the concept, I made more than the two sacks given to us. I borrowed an extra piece of land and it was all joyous!”