|Tim and Zakayo|
|Amisadai on watermelon duty and Louisa on plate duty|
|Louisa snuck in to get some food!|
|Congrats following the Hip Hop Dance!|
|Godwin sharing his story|
|I clearly need help on the Hip Hop look! My sunglasses would have helped!|
Anyway, back to my story ... We visited a shamba (farming plot) with Pastor Swai, which has been bought by the church and is available for us to use as a demonstration farm for the agricultural project. We also chatted with a local guy there about his shamba who very kindly sent us on our way with harvested watermelons.
|Pastor Swai and Rachel with the watermelons|
|Proposed shamba site for the project|
But then we ended up going far north down a dirt road to the same village we had visited for the Health Seminar and SODIS Shake (Kayenze) to meet with another pastor and some guys there interested in working with us. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet a great group of very interested and keen guys and see what they are already doing there. After an impromptu meeting in the church, we walked out to the pastor's shamba. They were farming rice, sugar cane, cabbage, tomatoes, chili peppers .... But then as I am anxiously checking the time, Mama was just starting to prepare lunch for us all! There was nothing to do but wait! Thankfully, our kind friend by the international school was able and very happy to pick up our girls and take them to her house to wait for us. Meanwhile we enjoyed the generous rice and chicken meal made especially for us. And we were once again sent on our way, this time with a sackful of cassava and bag of lemons. Once again overwhelmed by generosity. We are really looking forward to starting this agricultural project with five local university graduates and these local pastors which will demonstrate and teach better farming practices in this area.
|Walking out to the shamba|
|Checking out the sugarcane and chili peppers|
|A generous meal prepared|