The dry season in Burkina Faso started this year much earlier than anticipated. Wells across the country are running out of water, resulting in poor harvests. But not in the village of Gourcy. Our Good Factory garden in the north of the country is teeming with life! This is only possible thanks to your support. A well funded by you provides the garden with a steady water supply. It is also the result of the hard work of locals involved in the project. They work late every night looking after their crops and making sure the garden is taken care of.
Right now we are growing mainly pimientos. Participating families have already harvested potatoes, onions and were astonished to believe there was enough water and land to keep working. They are about to plant tomatoes and lettuce. To keep the work going at full speed, they split into three shifts, the last one watering the garden in the middle of the night.
Over in the sewing workshop the school year is coming to an end. Our students are becoming more and more skilled at cutting dress patterns. Their final exam, which will allow them to work as seamstresses, will take place in September. Everyone is focused and motivated to make the most of these last months.
A warm hello from everyone! Spirits are just as high as the temperature – it’s 40 degrees in the shade!
When you go shopping this weekend don’t forget to drop in to our shop where you can purchase a gift that will keep on giving.