Photo of the Week: New Prosperity in Nicaragua

January 25, 2013

Fatima del Rosario Estrada takes a moment to play with her granddaughter.

Fatima del Rosario Estrada takes a moment to play with her granddaughter as she roasts a pile of rice husks in her backyard in order to produce compost. Fatima makes the compost for the Tomatoya-Chagüite Grande cooperative in northern Nicaragua. She can roast as many as 240 bags in a month, earning $1 per bag. The extra income helps her buy clothing, shoes and better food for her family.

“We used to eat just beans and cheese,” Fatima says. “Now we also have pasta, rice, meat, chicken and vegetables.”

With TechnoServe’s assistance, vegetable farmers in the communities of Tomatoya and Chagüite Grande have turned their cooperative into a successful business that is creating new prosperity for families. Learn more about our work with the cooperative.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

Eyes in the Sky: How Drones and Satellites Can Transform African Agriculture

Eyes in the Sky: How Drones and Satellites Can Transform African Agriculture

What if every farmer knew exactly what each of her plants needed—the amount of water, the quantity and formula of fertilizer, the type of pesticide—at any given moment? This is the promise of precision agriculture, in which micro-level data is gathered by drones or satellites and used to enhance decision-making on the farm.

Partnering for Prosperity: Citi Volunteers Join TechnoServe Teams to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

Partnering for Prosperity: Citi Volunteers Join TechnoServe Teams to Mentor Young Entrepreneurs

In Nairobi, volunteers from Citibank mentored young shopkeepers participating in the PAYED program, giving expert advice to help them build profitable enterprises for a better future.

Integrated Farming for Improved Futures in India

Integrated Farming for Improved Futures in India

Making the most out of a patch of land, smallholder farmers in Karnataka, India are adopting integrated farming systems to sustain themselves and the environment.