I am so excited to be going to Zambia again from March 28th-April 19th, 2017!
Each time I go, I have a mission. This time is to renovate some Flats and open SEEDS B&B Mongu.
I was fortunate to have had Shaun Clever take a suitcase with 50lbs of things I will need to open this bed & breakfast. Shaun is doing amazing work himself by determining what the community of Mongu really needs to help them with disabilities in their environment. To learn more about Shaun as a professional, see his LinkedIn profile. His formal writings are most comprehensively presented on my Academia.edu profile. You may also start following his blog https://disabilitykwabulozi.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/time-flies/g and learn more about his valuable work and other great initiatives by The Canadian Coalition for Global Health research http://www.ccghr.ca/blog/zambezi-ecohealth-partnership-launched-zambias-western-province/ .
I will be leaving Mar.28, 2017 to travel to Mongu Western Province, Zambia eagerly pulling two large suitcases, 100lbs, a packed bike box, 70 lbs, 2 laptops, one for Njamba and one for our manager Freddrick, my travel pillow & blanket, my insulin bag and my backpack with my personal clothing & toiletries. In all about 200lbs give or take a few. I must not forget I am also bringing 77001.00 non GMO vegetable seeds.
The renovations have started as the roofs on the Flats needed to be replaced so I am hoping they will be completed before I get there. It is true, there is “African time” and it is usually slow but can also be rewarding as it forces you to slow down as well and get creative with your time. I can’t really blame Africa as it is too hot most of the time to be constantly on the go. Your body automatically tell you to slow down!
I am so very fortunate to have Chloe & Luke coming from Australia and meeting me in Mongu to help with the renovations.
The reason for the bike box is to bring this amazing seed-planting-Drill. It has all of the discs for different seeds and it digs the trench, drops the seed and covers it over all in one swoop.
I can’t wait to try it!
Don’t forget we have opened SEEDS Garage Sales Store to help pay for all of these renovations to ensure we can continue to provide non-GMO vegetable seeds to those less fortunate in Mongu, Western Province, Zambia.
Drop by to have a look at 1 Browning Ave., Toronto, On., M4K 1V7 or give us a call 647 444-5534.
Looking forward to meeting and working with you Joanne.
I am excited to hear about your good intentions for Mongu my home town.
Let the seed grow.