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By Austin Bailey, World Ark managing editor
Photos by Lacey West

Moses and Miriam Sabika mapped a path to prosperity, and they’re happy to show everyone else the way. The couple started with a single cow but are now model farmers who raise pigs, chickens and vegetables, too. And they welcome guests to their farm in Mokuno, Uganda, to come learn from their success.

Moses Sabika, 58, used to earn money as a fisherman, blacksmith and chicken salesman to support his wife and three children. Selling chicken in the capital city of Kampala was especially taxing, requiring Sabika to pedal his bike more than 30 miles a day. Eventually his family asked him to try something else because he was looking tired and old.

Rejuvenation came from Heifer International in the form of a cow named Mirembe, whose name means “peace.” Sabika has since added more cows to his farm, along with pigs, chickens and vegetables, but the work they require energizes him, building his strength and enthusiasm.

Becoming a farmer was like retiring, he said, and he loves teaching other people how rewarding working the land can be. A guest book at Sabika’s farm includes the names of all the visitors who have come to see how one cow can multiply into a bounty.

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Moses and Miriam Sabika mapped a path to prosperity, and they’re happy to show everyone else the way.

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