© 2012 AID AFRICA UK Registered Charity Number 1116336
Summer Report 2016
COMMUNITY SUPPORT -
The people were hungry.
The third issue of our 2015/16 Food Programme took place as we arrived in February, distributing 25kgs maize (27,000 meals), 4 packs of soya meals, & 2 soaps to 270 vulnerable families (1170 people), aiming to provide a meal a day for the following month.
However, it was soon evident that due to the late rains, the harvest wouldn’t be ready till April, so the hunger period would stretch another month—could we provide a 4th distribution?
Life is still tough in the rural areas, and this trip was
lived out against the backdrop of acute local hunger, stifling
heat, water shortages, erratic electricity supply, and the deteriorating health of one of our key staff members. But, despite the challenges, we managed to accomplish all we ‘d planned to do -
(3rd & 4th issue)
Milk & Phala Programmes
Thankfully, with help from our friends and supporters, we were able to buy in enough grain to issue maize, soya meals and soap again, to the 270 households, helping them survive through to the next maize harvest.
A highly successful programme, feeding so many at the most critical time of the year.
But at this point, having given away all our maize, our storeroom was empty…….. At harvest-
Leaving our site with food for the month
Monthly meals for the elderly
are still an important, and
appreciated, aspect of our
work. Undoubtedly, this will be
the best meal each has had
that month, and to make sure
they don’t miss the fun, some
start arriving on site early in
Animated chat, enthusiastic
singing, prayer, and even a
little bit of dancing usually follow so it’s a special social event as well.
The Milk Programme has been stretched almost to breaking point as 10 of our goats have been mated, so their milk ceased as their pregnancies advanced. This led to a major shortage of milk—and a sort out of the babies on our lists.
The older babies had cows milk, or phala—a maize based porridge, fortified with fish, soya, peanuts, moringa and sugar.
We kept our nutritious goats milk for just the tiny infants who had no alternative supply (orphans, or mothers with breast problems, AIDS, or too seriously malnourished to provide milk), and topped up with formula.
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