WHED Project Update: Creating Tangible Change

(Last Updated On: March 31, 2021)

In January, farmers at the MAS farm in Bangladesh began cultivating the land to grow a range of vegetables. Recently, we began reaping the rewards to benefit the children, school and wider community with potatoes being harvested for the first time.

The school principal said that potatoes were planted on around 2,800 square meters of land and now over 2,500 kilograms of potatoes have been harvested. These will be able to serve 500 students in the cafeteria for three months. Tomatoes are among the other vegetables that have been planted and are growing steadily.

Despite the challenges lockdown restrictions brought, Phase Two of the WHED Project has continued to go ahead and has delivered the support and assistance it was designed to. We continue to turn the water into further development and production for the community. We are now teaching farmers to diversify their crops and how to effectively use the irrigation system created for them.

Recently, local farmers and community members were able to attend a seminar and workshop training taught by an agriculture officer from the local government office. The school principal shared that these farmers were delighted to learn lots of new techniques for farming.

Seeds and fertilizers were also distributed among the farms from the project which they were very excited to receive.

Here, you can see what the WHED project looked like at the time of the project’s initial survey. The water supply has made an incredible difference beginning with the school and now supports a whole community in a sustainable way.

We thank you for your support on this project and the far-reaching impact it is having in rural Bangladesh.

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Author: Jacinta Franks

Jacinta is a communications graduate with a passion for exploring and sharing the world. She works in helping stories come from our projects to you.