Lead farmers at Mpombe have started learning to use water pumps instead of buckets for irrigation. The progress has been quick as farmers managed to plant beans and begin irrigating before we had much chance to advise them. In this case, they got it pretty much spot on. That's what makes lead farmers so valuable to their club and our project.
In the past the beans in this garden would have been all one farmer could manage to grow. With the pump, this farmer has planted and managed this crop in his spare time.