Having made commitments and organised funding on our Christmas visit it has been full steam ahead. both in Bafaluto and on the North Bank, more on it later.
The fencing repairs of Bafaluto’s 5 acre garden are complete and after clearing the remnants of the last harvest the women are busy planting the next one.
The village was lucky enough to get help from another donor last year to sink a small borehole, solar panels, pump and water storage tanks. For the previous 10 years since PING first established the market garden they have manually pulled buckets from depths of 6 mts from the round concrete irrigation wells. Many of the women we met at Christmas have been doing this back breaking method of irrigation since day one and are now so happy to have water available from the blue storage tanks.
Update shortly on the Water System progress in Jamagen up near the Senegal border, situated just about the bottom of the “k” in Niumi National Park.