Upgrading our econ development work area
The corona virus continues to impact everyone worldwide. In Eswatini, the country has cycled back and forth between full and partial lockdowns. Essential services were allowed to continue operating and crossing roadblocks (with proper documentation of course). Public transport (which most everyone relies on) was shut down, allowed, and then restricted again. Mask had to be worn by everyone, which led to mass confusion as people were just sharing masks as they got on and off the busses and khombies (vans).
But the population Kudvumisa Foundation serves usually don’t have the resources to travel to the closest real grocery store anyway. So life hasn’t changed that much.
Kudvumisa Foundation still receives numerous people from the surrounding communities selling the marula nuts they have shelled or moringa seeds they’ve collected. While our markets have dried up altogether during this time, we continue to but the nuts and seeds from the surrounding community. The money they make can be critical even in the best of times as to whether they have food or not.
Kudvumisa Foundation is also upgrading our economic development work area during this time to become more hygienic for processing and storing the nuts, seeds and oils. Please help us come out of the Covid-19 season stronger and better able to serve the most impoverished, isolated and marginalized.
Finishing out the econ workspace