A fair price at least
For 10 years, Esther grew pigeon peas on her farm, but she could never secure a fair price for her crop.
She was robbed in 2021 when Cyclone Ana washed away her crops, leaving her feeling desperate. But when Esther joined a pigeon pea programme run by our local partner - Nandolo Farmers Association - and started selling as part of a cooperative, she was able to earn much more.
‘I was able to sell the pigeon peas at a better price with a better market,’ she explains. ‘It provided financial stability.’