Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do we train the farmers to make all the types of pumps or just some of them?
Answer: We manufacture the windmills that can irrigate up to 6 acres. We train the farmers how to assemble the hand crank rope and washer pumps out of materials they can easily find in their trading centers.
Question: After farmers know how to use the irrigation pumps, how do we help them on the growing side?
Answer: Farmers are invited to participate in a 4 year training program that focuses on the following:
Club Formation & Leadership Training
Disease & Pest Control, Land Preparation
Plot layout & Planting
Procurement of Farm Inputs
Water Pumps, Irrigation Water Management & Scheduling
Principals of Conservation Agriculture
Question: Since we already have a footprint, will we be implementing this in the same area we are already working or another area?
Answer: We will use the direction of the Government Agriculture Development Department in the selection of target areas that meet our requirements.
Question: Do female heads of household use the pumps?
Answer: Yes, they use the pumps because these pumps allow them to reach a sustainable income level.
Question: How do you spend the donations that your receive?
Answer: 95% of the budget goes directly towards trainings and irrigation technology. 5% of the budget is used for audits, fees and operations.