Volunteers Kadie, Junior and Osman attend Hope Sakuma's regular quarterly meeting to presnt the roaster and sheller (and our monthly supplies) and to find out how fared our groundnut harvest and it's not the fantabulous news as we find our hopes of a bumper harvest reduced to 60 bushels because of a dispute about planting times. But it's far from a disaster and will enable us to more than double planting! Back in early March, the ladies wanted to plant the 15 bushels of groun
A wonderful amount of school materials donated by Team Canada and including exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers and sharpeners were presented to the Manays school by Aunty Kadie. As you can hear very gratefully received by the teachers and pupils. Thank you Team Canada!
Our new farm sign goes up thanks to the effors of dedicated volunteer Osman and the genrousity of Team Canada, whose donation for the painting material made this possible. The signage for Hope Sakuma, our sustainable farming co-op in Manays, Sanda Magbolonto chiefdom. Very nicely painted sir!
We mark some terribly sad news with the passing of Miss Emma Kargbo of Moa Wharf, today, aged just 12. Those who've followed our journey from the beginning will remember sweet sad Emma from the height of the Ebola pandemic when she lost both her mum and dad. Over the past two years, we've seen this resilient little girl, cared for by her grandma, doing well in school and with a bright future ahead. But last week Emma was taken ill with stomach pains and brought to the hospi
What's a parcher? Krio for a roaster. A roaster for groundnut and here's ours on what seems to be a perilous journey out of the artisan metalworkers and careering into the busy bustling Freetown streets... It makes it's way, along with a groundnut sheller and some monthly provisions for our co-op members, all on the back of a bus to Manays... Where the parcher is safely delivered so our sustainable farming co-op can add value to its harvest And a beautiful song of thanks fro