64-year-old grandmother Lucy lives with her grandson. Her six children have moved to different Districts in Malawi in search of work but Lucy is building a future for them and her grandson by growing improved sweet potatoes.
Lucy received 10 bundles of sweet potato vines and because she has land near a dambo (wetland area) she will be able to keep the vines alive during the dry season ready for the grow potatoes again the following year.
Her plan is to grow the improved sweet potatoes to feed herself and her grandson and sell any surplus to raise funds for other necessities.
Lucy also benefits from one of our fuel-efficient cookstove which she proudly showed us when we visited her.