Chilongo eyes Scheme to end poverty

For Ephraim Chilongo of Kenani Village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in Karonga, a district seated about 250 kilometres further north of Mzuzu City, the administrative headquarters of Northern Malawi, the planned construction of a fully functional Kasimba Irrigation Scheme will mean a permanent end to his household poverty. Chilongo, together with his wife Fyness Msiska developed a three-year household vision that takes into account the existence of an irrigation scheme. “I want a house with iron sheets and burnt bricks,” he says as he inspects his livestock amongst them goats. PRIDE/ERASP Projects gave Chilongo and his family 5 goats in a pass-on project that will see him passing on 5 goats that will be multiplied to another farmer. “Apart from these goats, I have already benefited a lot from PRIDE. The knowledge on how to take care of the livestock and crops in my fields came from extension workers working under PRIDE. I am very grateful,” he says.