Pedal power! Provide bikes to people in communities like volunteer farmer motivators, who travel around to support and teach other farmers about ways to improve their livelihood through better farming techniques.
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Pedal power in Tanzania.
Mwajuma John is a Farmer Motivator living in rural Tanzania who is a member of the Umoja Farmers’ Group. She is part of a project run by TEAR partner, the Buhemba Rural Agricultural Centre (BRAC). Farmer motivators like Mwajuma help to train others in their community on activities like the construction of fuel-efficient stoves, farming methods and livestock management. To do this, they need transport to visit neighbouring villages.
The gift of a bike enables motivators like Mwajuma to spread their knowledge amongst their community and enable others to take steps towards improving their lives and that of their families.
About our partner – BRAC (Buhemba Rural Agricultural Centre)
BRAC was established in 1993 as part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Mara. It helps the poorest of the poor in the communities it serves. Its “Empowering Communities for Better Livelihood and Environment” project involves training for farmers in groups around improve, water access, goat rearing, vegetable growing, bee-keeping, fish farming, constructing fuel-efficient stoves, tree planting and seedling production. All of the project’s activities are designed to preserve the environment.