The adage “hard work pays” has come true to a group of reformed alcoholics who dropped a bottle for agriculture.
Twenty five women who used to brew and sell illicit brew in Sang’alo/Kebulonik ward have harvested about 50 bags of Irish potatoes from 0.6 acre-farm.
The project by Kebulonik Reformed Women Group was supported by Nandi County Government though the National Agricultural and Rural Growth Project (NARIGP).
The group attributed their bountiful harvest to their use of certified seeds and implementation of Farmers Field Schools (FFS) by the department of agriculture in the county.
The women had received water pump generator, digital weighing scale two rolls of horse pipes and construction materials for a storage facility after submitting a proposal for funding.
The project which came handy to the former alcoholics seeks to support small scale farmers to boost production and encourage farmers to venture to venture into agribusiness.
According to Nandi County CEC member for agriculture Kiplimo Lagat the project will also target similar groups across the county.
“We are targeting over 1200 groups including the vulnerable youths and women,” said Lagat.