Ir­ri­ga­tion scheme changes dry Lamu

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

A group of 40 youths in Mpeke­toni, Lamu county, have started an ir­ri­ga­tion pro­ject that is slowly chang­ing lives. The pro­ject on 10 acres was funded by the county for Sh4 mil­lion. Two months since it started, the bushy and dry land has turned green with farm pro­duce. Lamu is among the coun­ties fac­ing drought and famine, with ap­prox­i­mately 32,000 homes af­fected. The youths used the money to drill wells, clear thick­ets and sub­di­vide the 10 acres into in­di­vid­ual pieces, where they plant maize, toma­toes, onions, pep­per, spinach, wa­ter­mel­ons and ba­nanas.

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