Mostly during the rainy season, the residents and staff of the Children’s Village practice subsistence farming. This enables us to cover part of our food needs independently. This year, our main focus is on the cultivation of vegetables. We have introduced a new irrigation method for our vegetable crops and now combine natural irrigation of the plants by rainwater with additional water supply from our water reservoirs. For this purpose, we have already installed a new water tank and a sprinkler system in the vegetable garden, which allow continuous irrigation.
This year we have also started raising domestic chickens. Our chickens are raised in free range and live within the walls of the Children’s Village on about 16,000 square meters.