It was a busy trek with lots of things done and visited. I thank my friend (who provides the transport) for all his time away with us. He never complains wherever I ask him to go, he has really contributed very very well with our charity.
We returned home on Saturday night and I was very tired and had a rest on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday I was growing some flowers in the garden.
It was a very wonderful handing of dryers and food training to Jeren, Keneba2 and Kerr Amadou In Kerr Amadou there was very large turnout and it was very difficult for them to hear. But they have a lot of mangoes and they are going to dry as a group not as each individual house. We also train them on mango jam so that they can both dry and process.
After handing over of the dryer in Keneba 2 we went to to help them harvest their tomatoes and okra. They had a very good harvest and we both enjoyed harvesting with them.
After the end of the handing over and training we were invited to the village near the river where we went with you and Claire last year. They attended the handing over and from there we went to see how their sewing machines are doing, They are fantastic people and have done a very wonderful job with their machines which are in a very good condition. Almost each house has a new bed sheet made with that machine and they are very happy that the machines have put off most of their worries when festivals come. They think the machines will change their living conditions because no one bothers to visit them because they are far away at the river side and with the rains, no car can get to their village because you cannot cross at the crossing point.
We also visited Jamakunda where the village has dried more than 300 packets of okra ready for the market and they still have some in the garden and mangoes as well. They are also very happy and they thank the Kabafita fund very much and they want me to see and comment. We also visited Funtang to see their drying progress - this also went well. They are working very hard drying mangoes because their mangoes are very ripe. They also process the jam and pepper sauce and have made more than 120 bottles. Their jam is wonderful and I thank them for making good use of what we gave them.
Next trek is on the 10th and 24th June which will be our 5th and 6th trek.
Best wishes to you Peter and all the children
Thank you so much for helping the Gambian women
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