Planting the seed

Okukuza Amagezi has been getting busy over the last few weeks with the projects moving along well. In this update, I’m going to write a few notes about the fruit and veg initiative that’s been bubbling away recently. Our brilliant team of volunteers have been working their socks off and have managed to interview around 70 local farmers one-on-one over the last couple of weeks, sussing out what they grow, when they harvest, what they used to grow, other useful info and working out possible opportunities for a fruit and veg cooperative for the community.

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Inspiring Women

Yes indeed, more weeks have dashed past us here in the UK and as ever such an enormous amount has happened at the Big Beyond sites out in Africa, it’s hard to sum it all up to be honest and never fails to amaze. So noted, expect more regular snippets from now on!!

For now I want to firstly tell you a little bit (or perhaps quite a lot!) about how one very inspirational woman (Cheryl) travelled all the way from Australia to join the Big Beyond team in Uganda for just three weeks and brought seriously admirable passion and experience to the local women that she described as “resilient, loyal and inspirational”.

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Under the Malawian mango tree

Spent the last couple of weeks under many different mango trees, having many many many community meetings. Ouch, we’re pretty exhausted over here right now, but it’s all good! Big Beyond Malawi has definitely taken a great leap forward and we’re really excited having formed new partnerships with two lovely yet genuinely underprivileged communities on the borders of Liwonde National Park. One of them has a female chief actually which is generally unheard of here : ) She’s quite a character. And an upshot on top of our excellent new partnerships and mango tree meeting rooms, is there’s a lot of opportunities on the horizon with mangos! 

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Experience strengthens local Business Clinic in Uganda

“We don’t really know how to sum it all up but it was an amazing experience and one that we can’t really articulate to others apart from saying – ‘go try it and see for yourself because then you’ll understand’. Our only hope is that the people we came into contact with gained at least half as much from our meeting as we did. If they did then we can say “mission accomplished” and thank you Big Beyond.” (Pete & Jenny June 2012)

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