Clearing land

Kasando; the beginning

These two girls, mothers in their late teens begin a huge task.
They and 19 others have been given this land, by their chief to sow some green maize, which hopefully will get them through the hungry period without starvation.
If someone offered me this I might respectfully suggest that he might farm it himself, but these two are delighted with the prospect of their own plot.
It looks terrible but can have water if everyone gets together to build a dam.
We have offered seed and the dreaded fertilizer to start them off, stressing that the fertilizer is a once off, but only in preference to feeding them for another winter.
This is the most deprived area we are working in and it will be a big struggle to make any little move forward. (note the grass and anything else organic is being collected, for compost making.)


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