At our small farm in nearby Kimuntu, green peppers have ripened for harvest sooner than expected. Each Friday in the last three weeks at least eighty kilos of peppers have been harvested and this is expected to continue until the end of the year. In the picture below, Jovanah is seen weighing the yield.
The peppers are sold to the local community of Namatala at a subsidised rate of 1,500 shillings per kilo, compared with 2,000 shillings in local markets.
Some of the proceeds will be used to boost lost earnings by mums who cannot work at the farm during lockdown and to help fund our various income-generating activities with mums.
The farm project is also growing water melon, potatoes and rice.