Dear Friends and Co-Laborers in Christ,
The farming season, 2020-2021 brought the much-needed relief to Nyazura farmers. Many expected another drought after the devastating one of 2019-2020. Some Nyazura households continue to express gratitude for food relief assistance received from the US during their greatest time of need last year. One resident who spoke to me a few weeks ago remarked, “had that food not been given last year, my family and I could not have managed to till the land this past season.” This is true of most beneficiaries. Today’s good news is that everyone who got the food worked very hard and are now food secure. Although food security is a very important an achievement, the farmers are financially insecure. HPDZ’s aim now is to demonstrate and encourage these farmers to consider alternative crops that have a ready market locally. For example, garlic.