An important part of our work has been aid focused – aiming to alleviate immediate needs. But there has been great scope for us to help establish something sustainable and enduring, helping these people to develop their own income and independence. We were very fortunate to have some funds recently donated which have been used to establish mushroom farms, the products of which are now earning their owners a regular income – along with other vegetables they are able to sell at the front gate of the local school.
The next step is to have them register their little enterprises as Businesses. This will allow them to deliver to the local restaurants and hotels. Very exciting for them. And empowering and liberating.