Tsitsi Mupandare (49) says women in Chiramba’s livelihoods have been seriously compromised by the climate crisis. Tsis says rivers have dried up and women are now struggling to get water for domestic use and for gardening.
Building the climate resilience of women is now our one of our top priorities. On 26 March, 2023, we organised a training session and field visit for 26 women in Chiramba. The women learned about fish farming and soil management.
Fish farming is one of the projects that can be implemented with minimal inputs and can provide food for the families and also generate an income through selling the fish. Water from fish ponds can be used for gardening and this strengthens household food security.
After the field visit, the women said that they would use the knowledge to start their own fish projects and they would work in groups to reduce the costs and efforts in digging the ponds.