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How a borehole makes a deaf couple earn Sh1000 daily

A deaf couple in Kavengero village, Embu county, battled for many years to make ends meet because of their hearing disability.

When a non-governmental organization began a project for Ephraim Njeru and his wife Mary Likhuyachi, things would soon alter. The pair explained in an interview with KBC TV how the Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya's suggestion to drill a borehole changed everything.

Ephraim said that because they had little options for how they would make ends meet, they had to live in abject poverty for years.

The fact that we had to bring water from the river in this scorching climate was just one of many difficulties we faced, according to Ephraim.

The two beneficiaries noted that having access to the borehole had encouraged them to turn to gardening as a source of subsistence. Each day, they earn at least KSh 1,000. Their lives have improved ever since the venture began since they now make an average of KSh 1,000 each day from horticulture.

Mary continued, "I am really thankful that we have water because we sell vegetables, cooking spices, and there are others we sell to. After a successful pilot project, the group wants to drill more boreholes in Mbeere to advance the horticulture sector and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the county."

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