The group of Tupendane from Urunda Village in Mbarali District, Mbeya Region during the rice harvest using a machine called Combine Harvester - which they have hired to facilitate the harvesting.

Modern farming techniques have been facilitated by the CCT Strong Women Project under support from NORAD.

Through SWP facilitation, the group has successfully harvested 37 sacks of rice per acre of land on which they have grown their rice. Mbeya Regional Project Coordinator Faustina Godwin cited it as a model group in implementing what they were taught by extension officers under facilitation of Strong Women project. Before Strong Women Project facilitation they were harvesting earning an average of 15 sacks.

The group has also successfully hired a driver to operate the powertiller which they purchased

and also hired a field guard to protect the rice pest.