Caroline Gathigia Murange is a 28 year old lady resident of Kuku ward, Kajiado South Sub county. She is a graduate from Egerton University where she studied Bsc Agriculture and human ecology extension. Caroline is married with two children. Despite her qualifications, Caroline was unsuccessfully securing employment. To support her young family, she begun practicing small scale farming but with low produce and minimum returns.
Caroline learnt about Wezesha program from a marketing poster shared across a farmer group WhatsApp social media group. She then joined Cohort 1 in November 2022 and graduated in April 2023. Due to her proactiveness and willingness to learn, she was also engaged as a casual worker in the Wezesha demo farm. Wezesha provided Caroline with an opportunity to learn from experts in agricultural extension, which is her area of interest. She also expanded her network, by meeting and engaging with representatives from various agricultural agri actors including agricultural field officers from the Ministry of Agriculture.
It was therefore not a surprise for Caroline to be identified for an role as field officer by one of the Wezesha agri input suppliers. Wezesha program officer was pleased to share the recommendation letter to Agropeat International based on her interaction and work with Caroline in the Wezesha program. Caroline secured a job in April this year as a field officer for Kajiado South subcounty for Agropeat international. An international organization that supports use of bio-organic fertilizers.
Interestingly, now as a field officer, Caroline manages a demo plot in the Wezesha farm assigned to Agropeat international. She also trains farmers at the farm on the use of bioorganic fertilizers and its benefits. She is now applying the skills and knowledge learnt in Wezesha to manage and train Wezesha farmers attending the Cohort 2 season.
Having secured employment, Caroline is able to earn a decent income to support her family, apply her skills and talents in serving while serving to her community in rural Kajiado South.