Ghostly goings-on at Mama Mayila's Cradle as the ghouls take over after an art afternoon with a Hallowean theme! This weekend's art class has a monstrous theme as the kids set to making masks and ghoulish ghouls. Trick or treat? Most definately a treat with candy galore for extra sticky fingers and a real Saturday sugar rush. And the trick or treat depending on yourviewpoint - an extra dose of fruit, kids' favourite flavoursome orange and sour-plum packed full of vitamins A,
The Hope Sakuma team celebrate their hard work with song in Temne - "Hope Sakuma thank you - Hope Sakuma you have strong heads - Hope Sakuma we'll stay with you" after harvesting and stacking paddies seven and eight, now done and dusted with an ever-growing bale of nutritious nerica rice! We're hoping this year our #Azolla-powered rice harvest will feed not only our hungry farmers but also our interim care and kinship fostering programmes. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and sha
You can tell Sid's enjoying his super-tangy sour plum and citrus-sharp orange offset by the sweet buttery-soft flesh of Papaya. Bursting with flavour this nutritious trio boosts the kids with vitamins A, C, K, B9 Folate and minerals potassium, calcium and copper and the perfect post-prandial snack! 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.
Amabest begins stacking the rice ties from paddies three through five on Hope Sakuma's second dryer. And the Hope Sakuma team continue their harvest from the sequentially planted paddies harvesting a very respectable 396 ties now drying in the Sanda sun. This year we're hoping the rice from our 20 paddies will not only feed our farmers but also provide food support for Mama Mayila's Cradle and Moa Wharf, reducing our programmes costs. Hassan counts the ties in from each Azoll
Meet Spikey, our abandoned pup rescued by the kids, now named. And with the big boys and girls away to school, during the day August enjoys the company of his new playmate and therapy dog in the making! FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women to improve nutrition, livelihoods and climate change adaptation in Sierra Leone.
It's harvest time in Sanda Magbolontor and the Lunsar team have the priviledge of the first cut of the first paddy they constructed and planted back in July, with nutritous nerica rice seedlings they nursed themselves. Harvest action on Hope Sakuma's first rice paddy starts with some traditional Temne harvest songs from the Lunsar team, welcoming in the newborn rice. Our Azolla's done its work and Amabest explains nerica's short cropping cycle from transplanting July 12th to
Pa Francis is tarrying a while and at Hope Sakuma's weekly team meet gets to know the Hope Sakuma farmers, hears of their experiences, shows them an experiment to test for bad seed before capturing what the farmers have learnt. Fatmatu tells Francis she grew pepper on her own farm - three bushel but there was too much rain and she got very upset that she had to root them up and sell spoiled crops to pay her children’s school fees. Pa Francis shows everyone an experiment to te
John, our trusty keeper of our trusty pigs ropes in Issa to help with weekly bath-time with Babe, Peppa and Percy. John knows that after a week of ploughing our fields, eating the roots of difficult to dig out elephant grass it's good idea to give Babe a bath and a great chance to check for any injuries, ticks and to see if the hooves are growing over and need clipping. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women to improve nu