The Harvest Fund Cohorts
Upon selection, each women's farming cooperative enters The Harvest Fund program as a cohort
Cohort 1: Chikoka Women's Group
Cohort 1 entered into The Harvest Fund program in October 2019 as the pilot cohort. Upon completion of the first year of our intensive bootcamp program, they will receive monthly visits from their Ministry camp extension officer for further financial, crop management, and gender-sensitive training. We chose them to participate as our first cohort because of their creativity, intelligence, teamwork, and resilience despite living marginally on $1 a day. They live in the village of Mungu outside of Kafue town in Zambia.
The Chikoka Women's Group display an eagerness to try new agricultural innovations to improve their livelihoods.
They are grateful for every visit, gift, or bit of knowledge that they receive, even celebrating with song and dance.
They welcome and easily adapt to the new teaching methods brought to them by The Harvest Fund.
Despite their backbreaking work or subsistence on $1 a day, there is no load to heavy to carry for them.
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