Eagles helps people grow different crops, such as fruit trees, as
well as sweet potatoes and cassava, which are more drought resistant
than maize – their staple diet.
Villages set up community allotments where they learn to produce
more seed. They share the seed with every family so that they can grow
more food on their own land.
Encouraged by Eagles, farmers use treadle or motorised pumps to
irrigate their fields. This helps them produce more crops and extend the
A group of families receive one pump which enables them to
irrigate their land and extend their food yield by four months. They
then save money from the additional crops to pay back the cost of the
pump so other families get the same help.
Depending only on what you grow is risky so Eagles also helps
people develop alternatives. They provide livestock that each family
breeds so they can give back the same number they received to help
another family. Village Savings and Loans groups enable women to borrow
money to set up small scale businesses like selling vegetables.