For Teresia, farming is a synonym for living. It’s what she’s always known, what she has dedicated her life to. Farming is her home, her work, her family. She lives on a shamba in Githuguri, Kenya, with her husband Francis and one of her sons. They produce coffee, maize, kale, bananas and avocados, among many other things. Teresia grew up
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Jackie Cherotich: The story of a lovely Jr. Sales Manager, Team Builder, Mother and a Chicken Business Owner
Jessica Carey Sales & training manager Seeing Jackline Cherotich perform in our External Partners Training for Biogas Solutions Uganda Limited was a very touching experience for me. I met Jackie in November, 2019, my second week in the field with Sistema.bio in Kericho County in Kenya. It was a rainy day, cool weather, tea fields glistening with a deep lush
His parents were farmers. They grew maize, potatoes, wheat, and beans. This is how Norberto grew up, on a farm in Boyacá, Colombia, with his parents and his nine brothers and sisters. His parents’ hard and dedicated work was the basis of the family’s economy: “my parents harvested and sold the produce, and we fed ourselves from the farm. That’s
By Elena Coll Small farmers are at the center of what we do. Since day 1, Sistema.bio has established a collaboration scheme with our users that allows us to learn from them, how they work and what they need to get the most out of their biodigesters and their farms. The arrival of COVID-19 has reminded us of the importance
By Elena Coll Over the past few months, the global reality has changed. The pandemic has turned lives, hospitals, societies and economies upside down. As a company that works directly with farmers and their families, it is important for us to have a clear picture of how the pandemic and its consequential financial crisis are affecting the thousands of people
There are around 570 million smallholder and family farms in the world, and they are home to over 2 billion people. These are the people we work for. It is important for us to understand their realities, their needs, and their resources. For ten years, Sistema.bio has joined hands with these farmers, with the clear vision of eradicating world hunger
By Elena Coll The world needs diversity. Each and every single organism on this earth serves a purpose, and all lives depend on one another. Bees depend on flowers, and flowers depend on bees. Worms depend on soil, and soil depends on worms. We depend on this Earth, and right now the Earth depends on a shift in human action.
A little over two years ago, a young Dutch startup approached us with a proposition: Let us source your debt via an online crowd hungry for social and economic returns. What’s more, it will be at a better rate than you’ll get almost anywhere else. Needless to say, we were intrigued. We quickly learned about the triple-win they were after.
This pandemic has affected each of us in a different way. And although rural areas show lower rates of contagion than large cities, the economic impact can be felt everywhere. Faced with calls to stop our activities and stay home, many people have managed to halt our work. But farmers continue reminding us who they work for: “We live off
If we have learned anything during the past few weeks, it’s how interconnected we are. Whether it’s noticing how difficult social distancing can be, or thinking of all the people who simply can’t stop working, coronavirus has taught us that we need each other. And now more than ever, we need to find ways to be solidary with one another