Farmer Esther

Farmer Esther

My Name is Esther Moyo Chikumbu. I have been farming for the past two years in a farming town called Banket near Harare to raise funds to sponsor my vision to become an established woman farmer specializing in horticulture products including processing for export.

Being part of Mellany’s coaching platform has enabled me to meet women from different spheres and seeing what they do, sharing on the challenges we are facing as women. The most important thing I have learnt is to never give up on your dream.

My biggest challenge among others is a close source of water for irrigation. I currently rely on the rains, which is the main reason I have not been able to expand my current farming. It is restricted to the rainy seasons which of late has been very unreliable. To further develop I need capital to put all things in place which include a commercial borehole, establish an irrigation system, greenhouse and other necessary infrastructure.

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