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The last trek was very very good.
In Kanjabina we have almost 150 women at the handing-over They all listened carefully and were very happy when they find out what the dryer can do. They are going to make a garden of sweet potatoes for the village because if they have to take it in turn, some of then will not get the chance to dry theirs as they are too many.
While we were in Brikama Ba sometime ago, we met some women from Marcathy who wanted a dryer for their group, This time we went to that group. They have a very good cassava farm and they are very happy that we finally answer to them and help. It was a very entertaining and they will start drying their cassava when we leave.
In Yuruwa Kafo, the meeting was not very good because 2 women fight each other and we were very ashamed . They have their sweet potatoes ready and they were arguing about who should start. We had to close the meeting as they are all shouting to each other!
In our last weekend trek, we went to Medina CRR. They have very good garden and the other end they have a very big farm of sweet potatoes. They are very happy to get the dryer but they asked for more as one cannot do both the garden and the farm.
In Chamen they say most of their sweet potatoes get rotten. The men take them on their heads to the next villages to see if anyone will take their potatoes for something else. But nothing happened because their neighbours have the same problems. I was very sorry when I heard all they were explaining.
In Jarra Karantaba they told me that most of their vegetables, sweet potatoes and cassava were eaten by termites last season and that they are very worried this time. They say they were very hungry last time and their neighbours (Jarra Karantaba group 1) didn’t help but only saved their own food for themselves.
They thanked the Kabafita Fund very well and pray for our good health.
Once more happy birthday and may you live longer and healthy
Barbara and Sarjo's Trek Reports and experiences.