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Friday, September 5, 2014

The last stretch

The biggest news of the week is that the efforts of our team working on the child sponsorship scheme have paid off! In fact, we’ve got a positive answer from an international school based in the UK that is willing to partner with us! You can check out the child sponsorship section on Kabeela’s website

The marketing team has improved the packaging of the shea butter by buying nicer big pots. They’ve also been selling more products to the shops in Ziniaré, which have asked for more moringa products, so this is very promising for long-lasting business relationships.

Given the high demand for moringa, our weekly IGA focused on moringa production. The session aimed to remind the women of Kabeela about how to grow moringa trees, harvest the leaves, dry them and turn them into powder, and use it with food. We gave the women a recipe and told them about all the great nutritional values of moringa:

- a tea spoon of moringa contains as much vitamin C as 7 oranges
- a tea spoon of moringa contains as much vitamin A as 4 carrots
- a tea spoon of moringa contains as much calcium as 4 glasses of milk
- a tea spoon of moringa contains as much potassium as 3 bananas
- a tea spoon of moringa contains as much proteins as 2 yoghurts

The women attending the moringa production session

Our team working on FGM has been focusing on trying to find funding for the awareness-raising campaign, and also met with the representatives of Laongo, who showed their support to our work and agreed for us to come and organize the campaign in their village.

Our placement is coming to an end, so come back next week for a summary of all the work achieved over the past 3 months!


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