For many Kolping Families in Kenya, it is difficult to get fresh vegetables. They live in arid areas, and there are only few fruits and vegetables to buy at the market. Therefore, KOLPING distributes vertical bags to the families so that they can grow their own vegetables. The vertical bags are made of high quality, UV treated shade nets lasting up to 7 years. The bags come in various sizes and can hold 50, 80 or 120 plants. The families fill a mixture of manure and soil into the sacks and plant the seedlings. After two to three months, the Kolping members can harvest their vegetables. The project has helped the Kolping members grow healthy food at low costs. Through the sale of surpluses, they have an additional income.