Water is Life

Water Is Life - Our bodies contain 70% water. 

About 70% of Zimbabweans live in rural areas where they depend mostly on the rainy season and rivers if they are lucky to be in areas that have them.  Communal boreholes are sometimes far away from homesteads, making it difficult for many to have access to clean water.  Small scale farmers are some of the best producers of food in the country.  Fishers Foundation believes that land, water and seeds are the answer to food security and strong healthy families.  With water nothing is impossible, from livestock, food, medicine, buildings and anything you can imagine because all these require water.  With climate change water is becoming a big challenge and scarce in the world.  We believe in praying for rain using traditional methods and the rainy season is only four months of the year.  Water harvesting which is seeding rain water into the ground helps the water table and the trees that really need it.  We are all connected, nature, the environment

and humans and we need to take good care of what sustains us.  The future generations depend on us to be good custodians of what the ancestor left behind so that there is continuity in the life cycle.    

For the rural s and urban farmers we are opting for boreholes to help with the plight of water.  Even though too many boreholes affect the

water table we do not want to drill too many of them.  Water harvesting structures will help with these issue.   Solar energy powers the boreholes because electricity is in short supply.

Our main focus is growing food organically and increasing the bee population. Without bees and other pollinators our food production is affected immensely.  By growing plants which help in growing a healthier pollinator population is vital for food security and production.  These are some of our solutions which fall under African knowledge systems.  Conservation of our natural resources and reduction of waste can only make for a better world.  There is enough for all of us to share and leave behind for the future generations.  We need healthy ecosystems for clean air, averting the disasters of climate change, healthy soils and attracting wild life.  We believe in the poor man’s method of farming and using keyhole gardens and everything in the environment for farming and composting.  Our animals produce all the fertilizers we need if they are managed in a productive way. 

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