INEIGHTDAYS our 92 man team “did their thing”, even in an unexpected rain storm, giving us all the corn needed to feed 2,500 orphans through December.
Each year, Capena, our office manager, organizes the purchase of the corn from 31 village Co-ops that he helped set up in 2004 while working with C.A.R.E International. The Co-op program “stuck” after C.A.R.E left the Balama area, and our orphans have reaped the benefit ever since.
WEEXTENDOURTHANKSTOOURCORNDONORS, for without them, our “JOSEPHPROGRAM” would not be able to help as many as it does. (Named for Joseph in the OT, since he stored food away in the time of plenty, so that the hungry could be fed in the time of lack.)
I’ll let the photos tell the “rest of the story”.
AERIALSHOTOFTRUCKUNLOADING at our barns.
CAPENAWEIGHINGINTHEVILLAGES: He weighed the majority of 220 tons in 8 days, 3 sacks at a time.
RAINONDAY 5 of corning buying, but our 3 emergency tarps saved the day, allowing work to continue with our 7 ton truck as anchor.
Barn almost full with lifesaving corn for 2,500 orphans in 2 counties (districts).