Watermelon Wednesday perhaps not entirely unexpectedly finds the kids enjoying the sweet sweet taste of water melon, rich in viatmins A and C, without enduring any of the connotations that fruit also bears. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women to improve nutrition, livelihoods and climate change adaptation in Sierra Leone.
In the middle of a Sanda Magbolontor rice paddy Alfred from Society 4 Climate Change Communications learns all about Azolla and the unique bio-system it creates with rice, ducks and fish and the bountiful benefits Azolla brings to communities. Hope Sakuma project coordinator Amabest with a handful of azolla in one hand and a duckling in the other(!)* explains how with the help of the Azolla Foundation, we sourced Azolla last year from Njala and it performed so well in the two
Looks like its Miss Sierra and Leo's turn for an adventure! First stop Bo City to vist senior nurseryman Pa Samai and collect more fruit tree saplings - 100 plantain saplings, 30 dwarf banana and a very sweet mango, Sheeps Tone - joining the coconuts at Hope Sakuma, the kids sustainable farm. Helping farmers diversify into fruit trees helps restore degraded forests with productive trees, improving nutrition and livelihoods. Alfred and Williams are very interested to hear a pr
Even though little Marie isn't giving up that pack of malted milk biscuits for nobody, no way, no how, there's some super happy kids at Network 4 Children in Need interim care centre receiving sweet treats of crackers, biscuits and lollipops, all thanks to another amazing 150€ donation from Heart for Humanity! Thanks to Aunty Marenka and her foundation, there's lots of smiles all-round as Mrs Kamara also receives three 50 kg bags of rice, a bata of vegetable oil, a case of to
It's Monday. It's mangos It must be Mango Monday! And you can see how much the kids enjoy tucking into this sweet soft fruits flesh. Little do the kids know Mango's good for them too! And when the kids orchards of mango mature in 3 years they'll be eable to enjoy mango Monday every Monday. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women to improve nutrition, food security and climate change adaptation in Sierra Leone.
After learning bund building and paddy plot construction Amabest oversees a goodly turnout from Manays, Makelekos, RoGbin and RoGbaran for Hope Sakuma's farmer field school, resuming with training on transplanting and fertilizing rice seedlings. Project coordinator Amabest explains the programme objectives and the new nature-based system to improve rice yield and reduce farmers input costs and planet-warming CO2 emissions. Then esteemed IVS rice specialist, Mohammed Turay fro
Don't let the poster fool you it's a very happy Fourth of July from all the Hope family to all of our American cousins, supporters, friends and family staying safe and celebrating independence day at home today! An amazing country that comes together every year to celebrate their nation's founding as one people; celebrating the shared values that bring their diverse people together; celebrating the differences that make the nation stronger. An amazing country that stands as a
Overjoyed kids at Initiatives 4 Women and Girls Empowerment interim care centre as Uncle Williams makes a much needed delivery of store cupboard essentials thanks to the generousity of Dutch Foundation, Heart for Humanity and an amazing150€ donation. Long-time readers will recall Aunty Marenka's many visits to Aunty Margaret and Uncle Mohamed, her first visit coinciding with the tragic mudslide three years ago. Today, Uncle Med's on hand to receive three 50 kg bags of rice, a