April 6, 2012

The Kilimo group

The board members of our organisation have their own groups and projects in their home areas. Christine Murangiri is a member of the Kilimo group at Kabugua near Chuka and also their secretary.
The Kilimo group has established a banana nursery. They have succeeded in growing banana seedlings through a banana tissue method. From this nursery, farmers get a good supply of well-graded plants.
When the bananas are mature the farmers take their harvest to the officials of the Kilimo group and market it cooperatively. Middle men from Nairobi come to collect the bananas and pay for them. The money is deposited into the group´s account and then distributed to the members.

the technician in charge of the banana nursery

weighing the bananas
ready for collection

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