Margaret Lloyd builds 9 houses from rice farming
- Created: Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:30
- 23 Oct
50 year old Margaret Lloyd of Livunzu EPA in Chikunumbwi section in Chikwawa has been a farmer for practically all her life. She has been growing various crops such as maize, millet, and sweet potatoes. However, in 1993, considering the favourable weather conditions and soil type, she added rice to the list of crops to grow.
After her husband passed away a few years back and left her with nothing but one house and four children to feed, she was faced with the reality of facing certain hunger or find means of survival. Something had to be done to maximize outputs from her enterprises including rice.