Nutrition ..... & Building
We believe that successfully producing moringa powder for the malnourished is key to improving nutrition in the remote areas.
But we’ve a way to go yet - our Processing Unit must be complete - electrics/plumbing requirements need to bought and fitted, the walls must be extended to full roof level and plastered, the floor laid incorporating draining troughs and channels, windows glazed, doors made and fitted - and that’s just inside. Outside, storage tanks need to be excavated and built, a cess pit dug and plumbing run for water harvesting and irrigation, steps built, and all outer walls weather proofed with cement skirting and pointing. And somehow solar panels must be located, bought and fitted........
Nutrition ..... & Agriculture
We’ll go on training, promoting compost making, and helping local subsistence farmers to produce significantly improved and varied crops. We’ll also be constantly planting more moringa - amazingly it can grow from seed to about 15ft in a single year!
We’ll continue to partner with local stakeholders to improve water supply throughout the area and consider further ways to effectively harvest water.
Small businesses are needed for the frail, and we’ll keep providing transport to collect ARVs (AIDS treatment), and develop diet improvements.
Solar Power - our urgent need
Electricity supply is erratic at best - many nights are without security lighting, many days with interrupted refrigeration, losing gallons of precious goats’ milk, and threatening our hard-to-replace veterinary drugs.
To set up solar power is initially expensive, but once established, constant, reliable and free.
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This is Page 4 of Winter report 2012