"In 2013, I had a complete failure in my crop production. This resulted in me being imprisoned as I was unable to repay money I had borrowed. Despite my release, I felt like my life had reached a point of no return.
"This all changed in 2014 when I became a beneficiary of the project. The results have been incredible, 75 sacks per 5 feddans (roughly 5 acres), the highest production ever seen in my neighbourhood! Such an astonishing harvest allowed me to pay back my debts, cover the basic living expenses of my family, as well as to save some money for the next season.
"For the first time in many years I feel that I will be able to take care of my family and their needs. Other beneficiaries in neighbouring villages have achieved similar results and we are now thinking about forming an association so we are able to continue to use the packages even after the project ends."