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Elderlies’ Luncheons are still very popular with the older folk.
Held fortnightly, they’re a joy to take part in as 30-
Winter Report 2018
Nutrition is high on the government’s agenda, but the new policies have
caused difficulties as they focus on exclusive breastfeeding—on paper,
commendable, but on the ground few contingency plans are in place to
support the babies whose mothers cannot breastfeed successfully.
Which is where we come in, so we’re continuing to give our goats milk to dozens of children, and are in discussion with the authorities to clarify our supportive role.
Our phala (fortified porridge) is still eagerly looked forward to in the community.
2m old, his proud young mum is AIDS-
Milk & Phala Programme
We had a meeting with the Senior Chief (the cultural/tribal leader of the area).
Asking about the difficulties locally, her immediate response to our enquiries was “hunger!” Drought and “army worms” had decimated the maize crop in many areas earlier in the year, so at this end of the season the food had already run out. The next crop of maize wasn’t even in the ground yet—it’s due to be planted with the rains (Nov/Dec) and harvested probably at the end of March. She reported that many vulnerables had no food, some are already going for 2-
Crowds forming at our gate confirmed this, maize prices were high, and there was little cash around—we visited homes with no food at all in evidence. So we helped dozens with donations, and planned our Food Programme.
We bought in 12,500 kgs maize (50,000 meals), plus soya meals and soap. At Christmas, we began 3 months of distribution to 165 assessed households (about 650 people) from our target group (orphans, the elderly, disabled and AIDS-
The Senior Chief also reported that many grass roofs had been destroyed by high winds and torrential rain, so roofing materials were urgently needed. This was confirmed as we moved through villages, so we set up a budget to help buy plastic sheeting and thatching materials, and some received timbers and iron sheets—in total we repaired/restored 55 roofs.
Many, including the senior Chief, told us about the destructive force of “army worms” in maize, but no-
Distribution in December 2018
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