Tuesday, June 19, 2012

As of April 30th 2012 The Community Based Water Program has been Completed

Thursday, May 3, 2012

January-March 2012 (Agriculture work)

Pilot tree nursery in Soweto, Zuzu

Vumelia group members (tree Nursery), Soweto, Zuzu
Vumelia group members mixing soil  to be used for tree seedlings

Vumelia group members learing to make soil bags for seedlings

Some of the Vumelia group member (men) charmed in to learn how to make soil bags for tree seedlings.

Vumelia (Soweto, Zuzu) group sand dam filled with Sand after 1st raining season (Nov 2011-April 2012)

Farming God's Way Demo Plot
Farming God's Way Demo plot
Farming God's Way Demo Plot
Umoja (Kawawa, Zuzu) Group member using a rented MoneyMaker Pump (April 2012) to get water from the Dam
 into a Cistern that they built to be
used for irrigating gardens and trees.

Cistern being filled

While the Dam was being constructed (May 2011) women got water from a rockbed that collected water
after the rain about 1/2 km away to fill the cistern)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Heri ya Mwaka Mpya! ( Happy New Year!!)

It is raining SAND!! We are so thankful for the rains that came in December of last year. Dodoma saw 17 days of rain fall and our sand dam sites saw tremendous amount of rain. So much so that the sand river are quickly maturing. Usually, it takes about 3 to 4 raining seasons for a sand dam to mature.  Well, it has only been one month and the dams are already filled with sand. What a blessing!! ( Please see photos posted below).

Soweto, Zuzu sand dam  filled with Sand from the rains in Dec.2011
 We are now really encouraging the groups to take full advantage of the sand dam by preparing gardens along the banks of the sand rivers, and to plant trees. So far, over one thousand fruit and ordinary trees have been planted at 4 sand dam sites.  Preparation is underway to conduct one Farming God's Way training session at our newest site, Chololo.