“My wife, Emily, was the one who started going to the trainings in our family, and who brought me into these activities. She loved the trainings. When she came home, her and my mother convinced me to come. I joined the trainings and learned about the Leaky Bucket, tracking inflows and outflows, and the importance of record keeping-which has helped us to change so much at home.
It’s important to diversify activities. We used to rely only on coffee, which doesn’t provide consistent income when there is a drought. We have a student at home completing Form 4, so we needed a reliable stream of income. Because we both do different activities, we are able to help each other easily.”
– Richard Mitei, Lead Farmer for Poultry, Murgut Self-Help Group