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A Farmers Story: Flowers by Grace

Living on a 17 acre farm just outside the city of Kampala Uganda, Grace Mbabaali is a hardworking and entrepreneurial florist. Along with her flower garden, Grace also grows maize, bananas, mushrooms, and vegetables. Even though her flowers were in high demand year-round, Grace nearly gave up on her garden because of how challenging it was keeping the delicate flowers alive during the dry season. Grace's employees would spend much of the day trying to carry enough water from a nearby pond to make sure the flowers had enough moisture to survive. This work was very exhausting, and the water was only sufficient to last two days. Grace was faced with the possibility of losing her garden because of the high cost of keeping her flowers alive.

Then, Grace purchased the RainMaker and the results were amazing. Now her employees only need to spend 2 hours a day watering. By flooding the garden in the morning, the water is enough for three days. Grace reports that her garden is greener and much more productive saying, “I now need to find other customers for my flowers because there are more. In the coming dry season, I will not be scared about keeping up the supply of flowers.”

Farmers such as Grace, who are able to utilize the RainMaker Pump to increase their income, cna better their way of life and the lives of others. This is what inspires us here at Project41! We are excited by the possibilities that the year will bring, and look forward to helping many more farming families this coming year. 

Written by
Andy Pierce