Well, have you ever seen such gigantic sweet potatoes? The Ladies return for week twelve of Hope Sakuma's farmer field school to reap the benefits of their labour, harvesting these highly nutritious whoppers! The Ladies make a fantastic job of harvesting the first six beds of our Azolla biochar bocashi fueled, improved Njala variety potatoes and are amazed at their size. And now they know how to grow them we can introduce this new improved high-yielding, high-nutrition variet
Rumours of another lockdown in Sierra Leone but this time for two weeks, prompts a double donation of store cupboard essentials and lollipops for the Mahanaim kids thanks to two amazingly kind donations for these amazing kids - £60 from Uncle Ian in the UK and £30 from Deanna and Uncle Bola in Australia! A mere minute of Mahanaim merriment shows you the heart these kids have. Living with disabilities and cared for by Madam Melrose and her daughter, these kids may be some the
Meet Mr Abdulai Turay, Hope Sakuma's new resident bed-maker joined by dedicated volunteer Hassan pictured taking a well-earned nap before helping out, Temne and Mendes, working side-by-side with brotherly smiles. Abdulais' apprentice did such a fine job on the first bed for our new accommodations Hope Sakuma's commissioned them to make some more! And in time, as visitors come perhaps he might become our bed-maker in residence teaching visitors how to make a fine country bed f
Oh how happy we can be as Miss Mya leads the coconut tree gang with some fine green coconuts and even finer smiles on display 'neath the spreading coconut tree! FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey bringing hope to vulnerable children in Sierra Leone - please ❤ and share to raise awareness for children with disabilities and Ebola’s Generation.
Remember our gari? Well, here it is! Arriving at Mama Mayila's Cradle to the kids delight. Literally from farm to table. And gari also given to our fantastic Fulanese lady plasterers by project coordinator Amabest, as special thanks for doing such a great job with Hope Sakuma's first wattle and daub hut. And this is just the gari from our Masillah farm, which provided the sticks for our cassava and cashew extension last year. We're hoping to harvest from our main farm, now th
Over in Bo, volunteer Mohammed has located some fine plantain saplings and an experienced arboriculturist keen to visit Hope Sakuma to learn about Azolla's potential as a bio-fertilizer and train our farmers in plantain care. Long-time readers will recall Njala student, Mohammed, who helped locate Azolla in Sierra Leone with student colleagues and visted Hope Sakuma last summer to see Azolla in acttion fertilizing our rice. On hearing Bo plantain - the sweetest in the land re
From Sierra Leone to all the mothers across the world - worried about coronavirus, anxious for safety in Salone - the Hope kids thank you for taking care of us and then a full 30 seconds displaying their mothers day artworks and kids going crazy the way only kids can. Winning artworks and poems from Miss Mya, Alex, Barney and Leo for their use of colour and integrated illustrations. And best runners up prizes for Misses Sophie and Sierra and Knox. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow o
By the trampling of the Fulanese foot another fine batch of daub for Hope Sakuma's traditional hut is made mixing the long-horn cow dung collected by Amabest and Hassan with a little sand and freshly hewn clay, trampling together by Fulanese foot until smooth and lump free! This fine batch destined to provide a sturdy floor and damp course for our artisan accomodation. This traditional daub mix makes for a long-lasting weather proof home with the additional benefit of providi