This is Happy Sibuchoko in his new SEEDS agro store called Hope Agrihome Ltd. He has named it as he gives hope for agriculture in every home and is located at Kashitu Market in Kalabo.
When we originally started SEEDS in 2011 I was sending non GMO vegetable and fruit tree seeds to Mwualuka ( picture below) in Kalabo. With the help from SEEDS, Mwualuka has been able to purchase traditional land in Kaoma, another city in Zambia, and is now farming there.
When Mwualuka left for Kaoma in 2016, he passed the baton, so to speak, and introduced us remotely to Happy Sibuchoko in Kalabo and we have been sending Happy seeds ever since. Now in April 2019, Happy has been able to open his new agriculture store and is passing on the seeds we have sent to him to other farmers in need.
Happy Sibuchoko is now the manager of our SEEDS location in Kalabo.
This is Mwualula who was originally my sponsored child Njamba’s interpreter, who is looking through one of the seed catalogs I took to Mongu as it is often the only way farmers will know what the ripe fruit looks like from the seeds we send to them. Mwualuka is also testing out the seed spreader that our Uncle Lynn donated and I took to Mongu in 2017. It is quite the ingenious little tool as it digs the hole, drops in the seed and then covers it over with soil. You can set the spacer bar so you will have whatever distance you want between rows.
Njamba, who was the young boy that I sponsored for six years and World Vision drove me 700kil to his village to meet him in 2011. He is all grown up now! He has graduated from Agricultural School in Kaoma, has purchased a farm and has a beautiful daughter whom he shares with his lovely girlfriend. I am so happy we have stayed in touch and SEEDS has been able to help him on his way.
More SEEDS success stories to come in future posts!
Thanks for reading!