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Winter Report 2015
The Processing Unit is a building designed around processing moringa into a powdered food supplement, but also houses the main kitchen and Field Office. The moringa section comprises a “wet” area where the leaves are cleaned before passing to another section to dry,then are ground in our milling machine and stored for distribution as a powdered food supplement.
The “wet” area now has water taps ready for washing, but needs an outlet into the grey-
We have experimented with different forms of drying the moringa leaves -
“Wet” area of the moringa section in the Processing Unit
Electricity: Main grid electricity has once again been a headache -
So once again we’ve turned to solar. The panels on the PU roof power the fridge/freezer in the kitchen to protect the precious goats’ milk and vet meds, keep the computers going in the classroom, lighting and projection equipment in the Training Hall and we’ve also brought solar from the PU to the house to run the refrigeration and computers in our offices.
Water supply: Together, Dave and Chris extended the Phala water supply across site to feed into the two storage tanks, and fitted ball valves to better control supply.
We’re waiting for 3 more does to come into season to prove our two young studs, and have moved on 4 of our quality, well-
The Rabbinga Project has not been as easy /successful as originally expected, due to mating difficulties and poor survival of kittens— most likely due to adverse weather conditions. Will be reviewed.
Still majoring on moringa, but a bit of a disaster when local goats forced their way through our fence at Makhonja and decimated the trees, breaking down branches in their efforts to reach the leaves. The fence has been strengthened and already new shoots are appearing. The cassava also lost all their leaves to the goats, but it’s hoped the tubers and stems for seed multiplication are still OK.
Malawi’s “Farming God’s Way” trainer presented a successful 2-
After earlier indecision about the future of the milk department, the latest gaggle of kids has been encouraging, including 7 promising females. Added to our current 11 breeding does, we’ll be approaching our target of 20.
However, despite their apparent good health, kids can suddenly succumb to illness, particularly diarrhoea, quickly lose form and die, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on them.
...and so many opportunities to help the needy with knitted blankets, jumpers, clothing, glasses, roof replacements, housing, emergency transport, food, healthcare—and so much more!
to our friends and supporters who empower us to help the most vulnerable — so many have contributed so faithfully and generously—thank you all!
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