Here We Go!
We are excited to bring start up funds for the sustainable projects identified by 3 new communities last year. The projects will empower women in Isange, Mwakaleili and Mbafwa. Each of the women’s groups have chosen to start with the potato project . (See more info on the potato project under the project tab.) In addition, Mbafwa will also start a chicken project.
The addition of these 3 women groups makes a total of 7 communities One Small Drop has a relationship with. There are 10 communities in the district and we plan on starting conversations with the 3 remaining communities on this trip.
We are also trying a new transportation method. I have always said that the travel is the hardest part of the trip: 23 hours of air time, then 13 hour bus ride, then a two hour 4-wheel drive, toss & turn trek (literally) into the mountains. Ohhhh my body is tired just thinking about it!
The 13 hour bus ride is being replaced by a 2 hour propeller plane ride to a newly opened airport in Mbeya, leaving us with a couple hour bus ride before heading into the mountains. I can’t begin to explain the luxury change this will bring!!!
Stayed tuned for this year’s stories and miracles over the next 2 weeks!