Update from the Buwala Orphanage!

A quick note from Paul, the director of the Buwala Orphanage in Jinja, Kenya.  DIG established the Buwala Orphanage Garden in 2009.   …Now about the home, the kids are very fine, and they are soon leaving for their holiday in the beginning of December.With the Garden, we had a lot of rainfall!  We have been enjoying our greens very well, but due to the heavy rains, the crops are being harvested quite quickly due to the rapid growth.  

Planting at the Orphanage

 As I write this, we are replacing other crops, this time French beans in order to help the garden with nitrogen due to bacterias at their roots.I am sure there will be many crops that will still be blooming in the middle of December.   But I am sorry too that we have had some diseases recently which have stunted our tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.  So that is why i have been growing much more sukuma wicki (African collard) that we have just finished.  So when we do our crop rotation, we are going to plant french beans as our vegetables, then we will be able to replace other crops when the land has regained some nutrients.

Thank you so much for the help, we love that you will visit our home again soon.

Paul, Rose and the kids

Paul and his kids