Having enough water for crops and family use can be an issue for African farmers, particularly as weather patterns have become more uncertain. Send a Cow teaches smallholders how to build and maintain a rainwater catchment tank. These clever storage areas capture rainwater runoff, usually from the roof of the house, and direct it into the tank. This means that no matter when the rainy season comes, the water is captured and available for use.
An iron sheet prevents the water from being contaminated and family members winch up the water they need by removing a small cover and lowering a bucket.
This gift is given in Lesotho and Uganda.