A message from Peter and Heather:
You will remember that I wrote to ask for help to raise the necessary funds to get the Kagando hammer-mill project on to a firm footing. At the time, we had purchased a huller to remove the maize husks before milling, but this was a very inefficient system as the process involved changing the mill screens from cassava to maize and back again. I asked if we could raise £1,500 to buy a second hammer mill and address the wiring issues, and was both delighted and amazed at God's "five loaves and two fish" response through All Saints; the gift of almost £3,000 has enabled us to not only buy the new hammer mill for the maize and do the wiring, but also to replace the old wooden structure with a new brick built and solid building. The inside has been plastered and the mills are now back in action leaving the outside to be plastered later this week.
I've attached a few before and after photographs. This comes with a massive THANK YOU! to All Saints for their generosity in supporting Kagando in this way and for ensuring the long term sustainability of the hammer mill. It is, while not quite "state of the art", it is nevertheless an enviable asset to have and will now be able to sustain the food security for the nursing school and primary school as well as offer a high quality service to the local community.
With our love and gratitude to you all,
Peter and Heather Candy.