SunCulture makes smallholder farming households more productive by selling them affordable smart solar-powered water pumps and customized irrigation systems, bundled with ongoing support and financing. They use off-grid solar technology to provide customers with reliable access to water, irrigation, lighting, and mobile charging, thanks to a single system.
Pastor and farmer Jamleck Gichovi
Jamleck is a 64-year-old reverend and farmer. He used to have to go very far, to river Rupingazi, to get water for his cows, for subsistence farming and for other domestic uses. His cows were not producing a lot of milk because supply is affected by water intake. He decided to dig a borehole to have access to water close to home. He also purchased the ClimateSmart Battery and RainMaker2 pump from SunCulture.
When they connected the water, milk production went up. They have enough light to read at night and for their son to do his homework. They also don’t have to go shopping for vegetables because the irrigation enables Jamleck’s wife to grow a vegetable garden that includes cabbage, kale, carrots, bananas, and even chillies!
Jamleck explains the many benefits and the great impact this product has made on his life, giving him peace of mind. He is able to spend more time with family and had a great increase in his gains as he says “I have no regrets; I’m only counting gains. This system makes a lot of things easier, especially in an area like ours where we are not connected to the grid.”