Its nice to get my old email address back. Am on Westfield (Serrekunda) internet which I think is the only internet using Hotmail,
We are back from trek yesterday and we have a very wonderful handing of dryers and food training. We only took 2 dryers because neither the carpenter nor Setti came with us but it is among the best treks we have done.
It is very very far but it is worth going as those villages look like Karror (i.e.very poor) - the only different is that they have land for crops and vegetables. They have more cassavas then anywhere I have been in the last 5yrs, but they are not happy eating the cassava the same way for years. When we teach them about the cassava porridge and cassava fufu they almost come to tears. They cannot believe it. believe it.
In Njiayen and Sereh Jella we did the dryers - they had no idea what they were for - and after the training they were so much happy. The village has 30 compounds and they have a lot of individual farms of cassava. But they have no idea of a group farm an I pray for them not to fight as they started arguing before we left.
In In Sedeba, Tenkoli,and Madina Samako all have training and they are very very pleased and you can see they way they ate all the jam that they processed. It was a big fun to watch them eat the jam. They have a very good mobile network and the signals are good but it is very remote from Basse.
Karror are preparing to buy their chickens soon, I told them that if they buy them, we will help them with the transport , feeds and catchers.
I am so pleased that now I can send emails and see our website again.
Time to finish and I have to sign out before all my typing disappears.
Barbara and Sarjo's Trek Reports and experiences.