The Soy Farm

Tuesday afternoon August 9… After the Child Development workshop and demonstrating activities to do with young ones, our group was privileged to explore BUWEA’s 50 acre soy farm. The Tanzanian government donated the land in 2005 and BUWEA has operated it as an income producing operation since then. Jesca led us on a tour of the grounds and answered many questions. We were accompanied through the fields of cassava, cabbage, and peppers currently growing by Ms. Pangani, a retired District commissioner who has been wit us and BUWEA. She has 600 affiliated BUWEA members in another city. We were all impressed by the rotating duties of weeding and harvesting cooperatively distributed among the BUWEA women’s groups that keep this endeavor humming. Security and periodic heavy lifting are done by a few BUWEA husbands who live on the property. A beautiful picture of collaboration!

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