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“My life has been different this past year. I was able to take two of my childre
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“My life has been different this past year. I was able to take two of my children to secondary school and still have money for my family and my farming business. This has never happened before!” Said Hiyesa, Farmer and Entrepreneur, Lower Tana Conservancy (and fourth in our #10moran series). Like many in his village, Said has always grown rice, bananas, and coconuts. But for the past few years he has struggled with an unreliable crop, which has left him making some tough decisions. Without consistent access to water and capital for his farming expenses, Said was struggling. When his community conservancy started a micro-loan scheme last year, he thought not only of himself but all his fellow farmers who were in the same predicament as him. He mobilised a self-help group of 33 farmers to apply for the loans and attend the financial literacy classes held by the NRT Trading SACCO and Lower Tana Conservancy. The group was awarded a loan - allowing farmers to purchase water tanks and fertiliser to increase their yield. “With the remainder of the loan I took, I was able to purchase more crops to add to what I had” says Said, "this was not only good for me but for everyone I bought from. This year, fewer crops rotted in our farms.” Thanks to his encouragement, Said’s community was the first region in the NRT Coast region to fully pay off their micro-loans. Said has since been appointed the best ‘Community Enterprise Agent’ for his positive influence and spirit. Photo by @rufo_roba
04.02.2019 08:32:45
Third in our #10moran series is Mahathi Bwana. 
A few years ago, fisherman Mahat
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Third in our #10moran series is Mahathi Bwana. A few years ago, fisherman Mahathi traded in his net for a clip-board and snorkel mask. He’s now a marine ranger, working to promote sustainable fishing methods and marine conservation in his community of Pate Island. Thanks to Mahathi and his fellow rangers, Pate Marine Community Conservancy is leading the way for locally led marine conservation. At the end of 2017, Pate become one of the first community conservancies to establish Locally Managed Marine Areas - protected sites aimed at securing fish breeding grounds for more sustainable fisheries. Mahathi and his team also work to raise awareness about the consequences of illegal mangrove logging and turtle poaching. Video @jeffwaweru#marineconservation#lamu
28.01.2019 10:38:18
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