When a river dies, we suddenly realise that it is not just water. A river is vegetation, fish, birds, agriculture, people, life. How critical a healthy water source is to the future of an area is well known to the people of northern Burkina Faso. This is where we have been teaching agriculture for years, fighting the effects of climate change. Here, water means more than gold. Its source is treated with the utmost respect.
These are pictures from yesterday. It finally rained. We have waited a long time for this. Another drought and a lack of food is a volatile, disastrous mix. In the garden we already have red-hot pimentos, Napa cabbage, flowering cucumbers, spinach, radishes and corn. Tomatoes are also growing well and are about to turn red. It is remarkable that such richness grows on a deserted patch of land. For the people of Gourcy, it is a cure for hunger and an opportunity for a well-balanced diet. Until a few years ago, all the villagers hoped for was success in growing millet, which was sown here because of its short growing season. Today, things are green and tasty.
Thank you so much for your involvement. Even the smallest contribution helps us to green this piece of the world and make the best use of the water sources we have. By reaching out to GoodWorks 24/7 and providing tools to work with, helping to dig a well or supplying a square metre of land, you are helping to fight hunger in the best possible way.
P.S. Karolinka is celebrating her first birthday in the garden today. It was our charge, Celine from Gourcy, who bravely fought for her and the Good Factory helped her to do so.