The kids thank Hope Sakuma farmers sending one and a half tonnes of nutritious parboiled country rice providing food security for our programmes for vulnerable children orphaned by Ebola or living with a disability. Twenty 75 kilo bushels arrive to Mama Mayila's Cradle and Moa Wharf - a massive one and a half tonnes of nutritious parboiled ountry rice - from Hope Sakuma to feed vulnerable children. New silk-screen printed bags are made by hand and the kids pose with Hope Saku
The kids return to their community garden as Leo explains spending a profitable afternoon digging over their recently harvested plot and learning to broadcast seed with Uncle Ibrahim. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey bringing hope to vulnerable children in Sierra Leone - please ❤ and share to raise awareness for Ebola’s Generation and children living with disabilities.
Not content with extending the cassava farm to the boundaries and paddies the Hope Sakuma team set themselves a new target aiming to double the size of the cassava farm by clearing the land harvested upland rice. After clearing the scrub the guys dig high heaps ready for planting and the Ladies select prime cassava sticks from the main cassava farm expertly cutting them to propagating size planting the freshly-cut sticks in the newly dug heaps. But with so many heaps already
With the first of the years' rice on it's way to Freetown and Hopes interim care and kinship fostering programmes the Hope Sakuma team ccontinue harvesting our sequentially planted nerica rice, this paddy full of farners faourite Buttercup FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women with nature-based solutions to improve nutrition, livelihoods and climate change adaptation in Sierra Leone.
Join Knox and Barney fishing with bembe - the traditional small nets of artisan fishermen - in our local river but will the fish prove to be too clever for the boys? Far from it! Catching a tiddler each these little fish aren't destined for supper but, as Knox explains, the kids want to observe them, feed them -fond of cassava and potato leaf by all accounts - and seek sponsors for a pond where they can watch them grow! FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey bringing hope to
Skillfully sifting seed separating stones and chaff the Ladies resume winnowing duties with traditional sieves before parboiling in a drum to boost the grains' nutrition; drying once more in the Sanda sun. And then it's off t'mill with Hope Sakuma's bounty! With harvesting continuing in our paddies this rice can't come soon enough to supply our feeding programmes with Freetown prices skyrocketing to 550,000 le from 360,000 le in just 3 months. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ an
A quick call, stand aside and it's time to count our chickens, all hatched, as they literally fly out of their coop! And a fine selection there is to be counted as the chickens leave their traditionally-constructed home high off the ground to keep them safe from passing snakes. Never knowingly counting our chickens unless in a literal sense.. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Please ❤ and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women to improve nutrition, livelihoods and cli
Miss Mya shows us the fine krain-krain, the kids first bounty from the community garden they dug over and planted back in September just two short months ago before weeding their okra, garden eggs and mokabi. FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY! Follow our journey bringing hope to vulnerable children in Sierra Leone - please ❤ and share to raise awareness for Ebola’s Generation and children living with disabilities.