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Working as a Team

Working as a Team

17th September 2013: This is a new piece of land that we bought. Its pretty small, but suits us for growing bananas. We have about 700 banana trees on the farm and they grow all year round, providing a source of food for our workers and a

Family co-operative farm

Family co-operative farm

20th June 2013: This is some of the women in the group (the men and women never sit together). They have been cutting and clearing years of growth on a piece of land that the chief donated to the project. The idea is that we advise and motivate

Going to Market

Going to Market

17th June 2013: These women in their urban garden are harvesting Rape and Chinese cabbage for the market. They have learned well and worked hard and today is pay day. It is amazing how quickly become business people and also how efficient they become. In this process they have

New Village Preschool

New Village Preschool

13th June 2013: Casca and Florence were busy today as they seem to have visited five remote village communities with new preschool groups. The buildings vary but the enthusiasm remains: the enthusiasm of remote women, with little formal education to have education for their children. This idea has

Urban farming

Urban farming

8th June 2013: This is one of our farming groups in the city. This is the Tiwonge Women's group. They find a piece of unused land, bring it back to life. With the help of our horticulturalist they learn how to grow vegetables, then eat and sell

Doroba Farm

Doroba Farm

24th January 2013: This is the Doroba Do-operative, Commercial, Model farm run by 16 women and 6 men. We facilitated the purchase of 22 acres of land early last year and by the year end about 25% of the loan had been paid off. This shown lemon

Sisters

Sisters

1st January 2013: This is a village where we worked with a women's cluster to build a preschool. Our deal with them is that the whole community get involved, make and build the bricks, supply the timber and do all the work. We only supply the metal for

Doroba Women's Farm

Doroba Women’s Farm

27th November 2012: Trying to tame the wilderness is the job in hand. This is part of a women's group working on a 23 acre model, co-operative, commercial farm which Wells for Zoë purchased earlier this year with a plan for them to repay the money in

Self Help Women

Self Help Women

22nd November 2012: The picture shows one of our Adult Education/Self Help groups at work in a little common space between their houses. On our last visit we came up with a plan to help them with gardens and also the schools with school-gardens. Managing a problem!! Alinipher who

God's own people

God’s own people

11th October 2012: There must be something special about people who are dealt such a poor hand. These are a group of our very special friends who are making the best of every minute. They are just winners, and particularly so as a group. They are

Building again

Building again

3rd October 2012: This is a new farm with about 6 hectares. We have employed a young man Kondwani, and his wife (and a little boy) to run it. They are making great strides at taming this most neglected land which has seriously depleted soil. We have an

Installing a pump

Firing Bricks

24 September 2012:  I arrived today at the Taweni farmers co-op to find the group firing 25.000 bricks for a new house on this 23 acre farm. I was taking them to look at a new version of our water pump which has the ability to pump

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