NEW SOURCES OF PROTEIN
The exciting new project on the Widows' Farm is to raise chickens (kukus in Swahili). While Jeremy has been in Kadawa he began construction of a chicken coop on the farm. It is being built with the same siding from which most of the farm buildings are made.
The chickens will be raised to lay eggs - which will be distributed to widows and the farm staff - and also, as the chickens get older and new ones take their place, they will be distributed to the widows. With completion of the coop, 46 chickens were purchased and delivered, and seemed to settle right into their new home.
These photos/videos show the construction, the final product, the arrival of the chickens, and Belinda locking them up on their first night in their new home. She will care for them.
Black Friday took on new meaning. (Actually that is an unknown term there, but seemed appropriate considering what was being made.) On that day several children were given the task of making balls - about the size of tennis balls - of dung and charcoal dust. These will be dried out and set alight as a source of heat to keep the chickens warm at night.
Amazing how God is so creative through human beings. A favorite quote is: "God was so intent on working through humans that He became One"!
Jeremy is doing a wonderful work in Kadawa. We are so grateful that God sent him to work with us. A good man!!!
More news in a few days. What is happening on the farm is exciting.
God Bless You All!
John & Marty