One of our farmers long-standing requests is for some really good quality hoes, so Med, our newest volunteer (and Mama Mayila's grandson) - joining us full-time when he completes his exams - was tasked over the summer by his uncle, Mo, to reserach the best way to provide our farmers with the most satisfying hoes we can afford.
What have wheel rims got to do with it? Well, in Sierra Leone wheel rims are the thing to make the very best quality hoes, sturdy and strong and capable of repeated deep digging. Aunty Zainab, Engineer Amara's sister, sources some for us and Uncle Mo collects and transports them to the Makelekos All-Stars for safe-keeping. Now, all we need to find is a blacksmith and Med suggests his Grandpa an artisan metalworker with over 40 years experience hammering away at the anvil.