By Judith Vella & Alex Sanderson (2 of the Amaha We Uganda Trustees)
A Bountiful Harvest: Part of Amaha We Uganda’s ‘No Money No Food’ campaign involved providing seed for planting in August, thus providing crops of beans for food in the next season. Without this help, families were facing a crisis, because during the early Covid lockdown all they had to eat was their seed grain, they had nothing left to plant. We are delighted to report that the harvest was blessed, providing an enormous crop in November. All the women’s groups who had received seed for planting have given some seed back after harvesting. This seed will be redistributed to more groups in March 2021 for the next season’s planting. In this way we hope they can make this a sustainable means of growing food. In total 977kg of beans were paid forward for replanting. An amazing feat.
Tree nursery number 3! It is not only the beans which have done well. The third tree nursery, in the mountain region of Kiraro, near Bwera, is also doing brilliantly. And more good news is that tree saplings from Kajwenge have already been taken up to the mountains of Kabatunda for planting. Below is a photo of the women being trained in the vital importance of these trees and how to take care of them.
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