Richard is one of the community mobilizers for Church/Community Mobilization Process (CCMP) popularly known as Participatory Awakening Program (PAP) in Gimara Parish. Richard’s up bring was difficult. He grew up as an orphan after the death of his parents. Today Richard has a wife and 3 children.
Richard began to grow spiritually through Bible study initiatives by CCMP. He organized youth seminars, and composed spiritual songs. He began 4 projects to plant:
25 stalks of bananas
50 Avocados tress
4 feddans of cassava
His crops yielded high returns. Richard sold some of his pineapples and earned 7,000SSP. He used some of the money to meet the food, fees and medical expenses for his family. He also bought a bicycle and stopped borrowing one.
Today Richard happily enjoys the fruit of his labour.
Editing Irene Kagwiria
Below: Some of Richard’s pineapples ready to be eaten.