|Looking over the land for the nursery and seeing evidence of deforestation|
|Broken water tap in Bombe Bakundu|
|In the vegetable garden|
|The children and a pig called Koinonia|
Camdev is a village in the middle of a rubber plantation and all those in the village work on the plantation. Each worker look after 300 trees, tapping them every day and we saw them working their way along the long lines of trees emptying the latex sap from the collecting cups. The payment for this work is not enough to live on so people also need to grow crops and rear animals to survive. The children had ambition to be doctors, teachers and governors but many of them may need the skills they are learning to support themselves in the future.
|The fish ponds in Yoke|
The second group was a woman’s group and I was humbled by the way in which these women had taken time out of the day to meet with us when many of them are growing crops and caring for children and other family members. At the end of this visit, the women shared a meal with us – chicken and spicy sauce with plantains – food they had grown and cooked.
|Selence Women's Group with me and with the Director and Technical adviser from YDC|