Farmers in Mengeruda village used to cultivate the rice, and the fields were used to get filled with green paddies from the hills to the river. But such fields, today, hardly comes into sight in Mengeruda as 10 years back, the dam that government built from which the farmers used to take the water to their field through irrigation canals, got damaged and still, there is no sign of it getting reconstructed. Without the dam, bringing the water to the lands was and still is a difficult task for the farmers in Mengeruda. Hence, the lands are no longer cultivated – is barren, leading farmers to give up their key source of income – farming.
Farmers in Mengeruda are still waiting and counting on the government to reconstruct the dam. However, Henry, with the entrepreneurial mindset he has, saw the barren land as an opportunity from which he can make his father’s dream of working for the village, to come to life.
Where there is a will, there is a way. Indeed!
Henry, in a casual meet up, came to know about Barsha pump – a water pump that is capable of running 24/7 without any fuel or electricity, from Adrianus, a member of SLC consultant – one of the aQysta’s distributors in Indonesia. Henry was very impressed learning about what Barsha pump can do – to the extent that he doesn’t own any land near the flowing river, yet, he approached villagers and convinced them to lend him the land nearby the river, where BR farm stands today.
aQysta is glad to be a part of Henry’s entrepreneurial journey and wishes him and BR Farm team all the best for their days ahead.