#568 — The Great Green Wall

A map of the proposed Great Green Wall across Africa south of the Sahara Desert. 7775 kilometers equals 4831 miles and 11,662,500 hectares equals 42,000 square miles (this is almost the size of Pennsylvania). The wall will average 15 kilometers (almost 10 miles) in width. Video update from the Friends Women’s Association: FWA in Burundi has just produced a 3 READ MORE

#567 — Organic Gardening in Kenya

Mother’s Support Groups visit Manor House Agricultural Centre in March 2018. I can’t claim that the farming we do in the Lumakanda area is organic. When maize (corn) is planted, fertilizer is added at the same time. Later after the second weeding a second top-dressing of fertilizer is applied. If there is an insect infestation on maize or other crops, READ MORE

#566 — The Cremation of Barbara Deal in Eldoret, Kenya

By Tanya Cothran, Executive Director, Spirit in Action Biography: Barbara Anne Neighbors Deal (age 70) from Crescent City, California, was on the Board of Directors of Spirit in Action International* (SIA) (click for webpage). She was so excited to be able to visit SIA partners in Uganda and Kenya and participate in the meetings and evaluation process. In 1980-1995, Barbara READ MORE