I just returned from my first quarterly food security trek. I am tired of sitting in a car that isn’t made for tall people, crappy pothole filled roads, and drinking water out of 300ml water bags. But, this is Africa and I try not to complain outload. It only takes a few seconds after I complain internally and I realize it’s not that bad and it could be a lot worse.
We went to about ten volunteer’s sites and looked at their food security projects. They were in all array of completion. Some had not even started others where finished and we got to see how happy and excited their community members were.
Most of the projects are agriculture based, such as gardens, seed banks or demonstration plots. Here are some pictures. Many of them could look the same but they aren’t and many of them are just pictures of where the garden will be when the project is finished.
|The women coming to see us|
|The women that garden here|
|Sam in action|
The trip was a success, we learned a lot about the project and how we will do things differently next time. It was also great to see some of the projects that are complete and are successful thus far. To see for example a group of women come running into a garden as soon as we pull up because they are so excited to finally have a place they can garden will put a smile on your face.