I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.
Many of your have been asking me about how things are in Tanzania at this time.
It has been rough. Despite the opening up of some sectors, the risk of contracting COVID-19 through community transmission remains elevated. And, with almost no tourists visiting during what is normally peak holiday season, people are suffering. Even if people have not been employed in the tourism and hospitality industries, the trickle down effect of limited cash infusions into the local economy has made life extremely challenging.
We at Terrawatu want to share our updates with you and how we are addressing the situation on the ground in Arusha region. As always, we are truly grateful for you for your ongoing support.
Stay safe and well.
Moringa Cultivation & Permaculture Training Focal Areas: Education, Environment, Health
In late May, Terrawatu Project Director Ms. Angella Marcel and Field Officer Boniface visited our moringa cultivation projects to follow-up on how activities were progressing and give more advice to the teams.
Thanks to a generous donor from the United States, additional land has been purchased adjacent to Kibowa Orphans Centre. Part of this land will be for moringa forest cultivation and the rest will be for farming activities to supply the centre with additional foodstuffs.
During these challenging times, in order to get the most out of all the parcels of land that Terrawatu has been helping to manage in the communities where we work, we are getting ourselves educated on permaculture techniques. Terrawatu staff in Tanzania will be participating in workshops to learn how to grow a wider range of nutritious crops in more sustainable ways. Coupled with education on health and sanitary practices, these activities should help our communities avoid hunger and disease.
Outfitting Kibowa Focal Areas: Education
Earlier this year, a dear couple from Berlin visited Kibowa Orphans Centre and donated a generous amount of funds to purchase shoes and backpacks for the children.
Terrawatu staff measured the children's feet and purchased all the shoes and backpacks locally in Arusha. Delivery in early June happened just in time for the onset of the cold season. So much gratitude!
Socially-distanced election of new leaders at Mkonoo Women's Network
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