When it is dry, we water our gardens and yards. In places like the Congo and other African countries, they do not grow garden during the dry season.
Girls are too busy getting water for cooking and drinking. They do not have enough time to get water for agricultural needs. So people are malnourished and malnutrition is rampant. The weak, children and older people, become vulnerable many diseases and die.
Drip Irrigation could save thousands of lives each year.
For the first time, farmers in the rural villages of Bessassi and Dunkassa in Benin are able to grow fruits and vegetables all year round. With help from the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a non-profit, solar drip irrigation has made it possible.
Prior to the introduction of the new innovative solar technology, during the dry season the land was so parched that little could grow on its arid soils, leading to widespread malnutrition in the community. This all changed with the introduction of a community solar-powered drip irrigation system, which pumps water for food crops when rainfall is scarce.