A water pump will make watering plants easier, more efficient and give Rehema the gift of time, for vegetable farming is just one of her many jobs.
“I used some of my first and second year microloans from World Encounter to purchase chickens,” said Rehema.
We left the vegetable plot and traveled with Rehema to her home. Scattered throughout her yard are chickens, rabbits, and pigeons. She has lots of little hands to help her, for she is a mother of six and is also raising another four children.
“I enjoy raising chickens. I received training about nutrition and vaccinations from World Encounter. I would like to continue to grow my chicken business and build a larger chicken coop,” said Rehema.
The chickens and other animals now live where Rehema and her family once slept. A small and cramped room with only a metal frame, plywood sheet, and animal hide for a bed. Those conditions do not exist for Rehema and her family now. After receiving the World Encounter microloans Rehema has been able to start her own businesses and prosper.
“My husband and I have just finished building a new home,” Rehema says proudly.