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Breakthrough in farming

We’ve been inspecting some of the farms on our farm support scheme. This provides training in modern farming methods as well as small loans for the farmers to buy good seeds, tubers, farm equipment and wellington boots to protect them from snakes. The good news is that not only are the crops doing well, but some farmers have even broken an old taboo and are now using organic compost or […]

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A new mill for New Saviour

New Saviour Benin now has corn and cassava mills. The corn mill was originally installed in Mprim village, but became the subject of many disputes. We decided it was beyond us to manage this sort of thing, and removed the equipment completely. We gave it to New Saviour Benin village, where the people are very poor but seem more disciplined. We built a new shed for the machines and bought […]

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Plugging the hole in the heart

The photo shows, on the left, Emmanuel, our favourite taxi driver, receiving money sent by Paul and Dawn. They’ve very generously offered to fund an operation for his little daughter, who has a hole in the heart. As soon as Emmanuel got the money, he rushed off to Accra to register his daughter at the hospital. Paul comments: “It’s not often people have the opportunity to completely change the course […]

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