Saiti Village used $1800 in October, 2016 to grow more food. This project helped 2035 people across 402 households. Saiti contributed $90, materials, and labor.

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Project Info

Saiti wants agricultural fertilizer to solve a persistent problem caused by poverty -- food insecurity. For most farmers, applying high quality fertilizer to hybrid seeds, will significantly increase yields.

Community Problem: Like most of Malawi, Saiti has suffered two bad growing seasons in a row. They were due to climate change, cyclical weather patterns like El Nino, and lack of access to affordable, high-quality farm inputs like fertilizer. As the foundation of the Malawian economy, agriculture affects everything. Most Malawians experience a "hungry season" each year, when food stocks run low and families are forced to skip meals. Bad growing years extend the hungry season and drive people deeper into poverty.

Community Solution: Source high-quality fertilizer and deliver it to Saiti before the growing season begins in November. Smallholder farmers in Saiti will receive this fertilizer directly from the factory, receiving a good price that cuts out middlemen and opportunistic government officials. The fertilizer will help ensure a good growing season, and excess food can be sold to pay for education, healthcare, and next season's farming inputs. This project will build capacity in a community that has invested its resources to cover 20% of the overall cost, including 5% in cash.

Partners: National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: fertilizer for the food growing season

Jul 2016
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Jul 2016
Project Posted
Oct 2016
Project Funded
Oct 2016
Project Completed
Field Officer Myson Jambo

Email: myson@villagex.org
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In October 2016, Saiti Village received 70 bags of urea fertilizer to be shared among 140 of the least affluent families in the village. The families will use the fertilizer in combination with goat manure to help grow a bountiful maize crop. Although Malawi has suffered two years of bad maize harvests (due to floods and droughts), we are hopeful that, this year, good rains and fertilizer will yield a bumper crop.
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