“The Last Hunger Season” tells the story of an African farm community on the brink of change. Meet Rasoa, the upcoming entrepreneur farmer. For more info, click here.
Smart and ambitious, Rasoa Wasike looks at farming as a business. How can she turn her major asset – her maize harvest — into an investment for the future? She sold 10 bags of her previous harvest and bought a young cow. The cow is the education fund for her oldest son, Tim. In two years, when he will begin high school, which means higher school fees, she plans to sell the cow for more than double what she paid for it. In the meantime, she will get milk from this annuity, which is her daily interest. As income accumulates, she hopes to open a little shop next to her house, and sell everyday necessities like soap, paraffin, salt and sugar to all those who pass by.