Hariatou lives in Tagantassou and is an active gardener through RAIN’s Sustainable Agriculture initiative. As a widow, Hariatou is solely responsible for supporting herself and her children. She is deeply grateful for the opportunity to grow nutritious food for her family and to supplement her income through crop sales.
This year, she grew varied crops including cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Her lettuce was particularly successful and in addition to growing enough for her family, she was able to put some aside for sales.
The profit she earned allowed her to repay an old debt, pay for her daughter to attend school, and purchase new fabric for her daughter’s clothes for the year.
Hariatou, Tagantassou Garden Member