Sakuda lost half of her 20 cows during the drought of 2017 because there wasn’t enough food for them to eat as they roamed.
MCC partner Maasai Integrated Development Initiatives works with Maasai farmers in Kenya helping them adapt to climate change. Sakuda learned about animal food preservation and replacing large herds of nomadic cattle with a smaller number of dairy cows.
Lily Mast is currently serving as a Digital Communications Specialist in Honduras through MCC's Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program.
Ana Iris Constante says she used to be nervous just to introduce herself.
She would never have guessed that one day, she would be part of a group of women that makes regular trips to the mayor’s office with petitions in hand — a group of women who insist on having a voice. Although they are often met with rejection, they no longer fear it.
“We have learned that they will say no, but we can keep going,” says Constante. “And we don’t have to stop just because someone says no.”
Les cinq sacs de haricots et de maïs qui sont dans le grenier de la ferme de Joyce Ngumbao et de Pius Kisumu au Kenya sont comme de l’argent à la banque, c’est un filet de sécurité pour les agriculteurs dans un contexte de changement climatique. Les poulets du poulailler à côté contribuent également à leur sécurité financière lorsque la pluie ne tombe pas.
Les haricots et le maïs sont ce qui reste en janvier de la récolte estivale prospère de 2018 sur la ferme familiale située dans la région semi-aride du comté de Makueni, au sud-est de la capitale, Nairobi.
Previously, when there was no water for their households, children were kept at home to help with water collection. Sand dams and other changes to livestock raising and farming are changing this narrative.
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The five sacks of beans and corn in the granary of Joyce Ngumbao’s and Pius Kisumu’s Kenyan farm are like money in the bank — a farmer’s safety net amid a changing climate. The chickens in the nearby coop also add to their financial security when the rains don’t come.
The beans and corn are what remain in January from a prosperous 2018 summer harvest on the family’s farm, located in the semi-arid region of Makueni County, southeast of the capital city of Nairobi.
With a practiced rhythm, Chun Sokun swings a net behind his shoulder, rocks forward and heaves the brown cords across his pond’s green water. As soon as the net settles, he pulls it in, hand over hand.