Snapshot: Kenyan Women Farmers

12 January 2012


A portrait of three women farmers in Kakinduni Village, near Machakos town in Eastern Kenya. They’re all wives who have married into this family run by a matriarch. Their husbands have migrated to urban areas leaving the business of the farm to the ladies. They are strong women, building terraces on these hills to create farmland. My research aims to understand why they’re not implementing rain water harvesting and farm ponds to preserve water for crops when the rains do not come as predicted. Farmers in this area are waiting for one more good rain, otherwise crops will fail, leading to food insecurity. They don’t want handouts and they don’t want a change in their climate. [Shot in January 2012 using a Canon 50D/Sigma 10-20mm Lens at 10mm]