After a series of mishaps, missed flights, re-routing through Paris, rude flight attendants, missing luggage and stolen items from our bags (ahhhh, travel in 2010), Todd Martin and I met up with Henry Nel and team for another feeding program in Gwayi River. This time, Henry brokered a deal with the Mazwa farmers to buy maize directly from them. He provided them with 50 kilo bags, they filled them and sewed them shut, then we drove by to pick them up, load our trucks and deliver them to the village schools. Thus, we supported local growers, reduced our transport costs, and provided maize to the schools for them to mill themselves that would feed the children for 2-3 months. Doing it this way, we were able to stretch our funds and serve hundreds of children in five schools.
A huge thank you to all of you who contributed funds, clothing and in-kind donations to this effort! Our plan is to return for the Rotary project hopefully in the spring, and possibly return in July for an extended trip to set up a computer training program at Gwayi Primary School. Enjoy the pictures!