Well, the Ladies of Hope Sakuma - our farming co-op at Manays, Sanda magbolonto Chiefdom, Port Loko - have got a great system going...and they’ve done themselves proud! 19 brimful 50 kg bags (48 bushels) already ....that's going to be a lot of nuts! So what can we to give this community a further hand up? How can we help them add value to their endeavours? Well we thought the best way to find out would be to ask them. So we did and wouldn't you know it, the Ladies came up wit
The kids from Mama Mayila's Cradle @ Hope ICC say thank you World Food Programme! We're amazed and overawed at your continuing support so we say a HUGE THANK YOU! The kids love the super cereal and cook loves the rice because it swells and fluffs up well and the kids love its creamy taste! You can see below Uncle's Mohammed and Sol with the task of transporting 12 x 5 litre oil; 6 x 25 kg bags of binch (beans) 2 x 25 kg bags of super cereal and milk and 17 x 25 kg bags of ric
So, here's a less 360 degree view of the groundnut harvest with groundnut stretching to the horizon as far as the eye can see. While you're watching, the Ladies of Hope Sakuma have a new song to woo you with and a new shout out we hear is catching on in Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom, Port Loko District.....
Hope Sakuma Chairman Bangura says: "Look over there!" Just two small patches of groundnut being harvested by Hope Sakuma at our farming co-op at Manays, Sanda Magbolonto Chiefdom, Port Loko and you can see how far the groudnut stretches to the tree-line. Look closer and you can meet the Ladies of Hope Sakuma harvesting the groundnut and you can hear the women sing satisfied at their bounty. Looks to us like it's a bumper crop of groundnut!
It's Miss Daisy's first ever day at school and you can see she's pretty excited by at the prospect! And who better to take Daisy to the first day of an exciting journey than Grandma? We're sure Miss Daisy's going to thrive at Rising Academy - a schools network with an innovative teaching programme, lots of 1:1 support, brilliant shool ethos and achieving some great results! We love their values - we are always truthful and honest; we never give up and and there is no limit t
Here's volunteer and project officer, Osman crossing the Mabanta River on his way to find out for us how the groundnut grows at Hope Sakuma Farm Co-op - we hear there may be a bumper crop! Now, we know only planted 14 bushels of seed and although we've seen Mama Mayila weeding and the District Officer inspecting and noted how far the peanut's spread but we won't quite believe it 'til we can see it with our own eyes......and we can't wait! In the meantime, enjoy the pleasant r
It's the kids from Mama Mayila's Cradle first day of the new school term at a new school and you can see how happy Miss Maria looks! And what smart uniforms expertly modelled! We know the kids are going to thrive at Rising Academy - a schools network with an innovative teaching programme, lots of 1:1 support, a brilliant shool ethos achieving some great results for kids in Sierra Leone! We love Rising Acadmeys' values - we are always truthful and honest; we never give up and
Mama Mayila and the Hope team make a return visit to Mahanaim House at Grafton to find out more. Madam Boyawah, a victim of polio when she was a little girl, has been caring for disabled children for 36 years. Madam Boyawah receives no government support or grants and has no sponsors yet she has managed to get 10 of her children into school. Mama mayila took some more help this trip but Madam Boyawah and these vulnerable kids need more help. But there’s something not quite ri