July 14, 2019 admin

The difference made by enthusiasm Today I had that rare treat of a day in the field with two people of energy and inspiration who are making a positive difference to their local environment. The background: In 2018 Liana obtained a small grant from Stats4SD to support the community of Yam Makaa in reversing the…

June 24, 2019 admin

Again a stove got built. This time to Mtikome primary school in Rombo. It was built by Ndanu and Tumaini. The school also requested to buy two hand washing kits. The stove was funded – in addition to the school’s own contribution – by Andrew, Chris, Nuru and Ritva. Later the school wants to build…

June 17, 2019 admin

Here are some photos of the huge effort in Yam Makaa to repair the damage caused by the extra heavy rain in late April (Eija’s and Ric’s neigbours from Moshi measured over 30 cm of rain that one night and over 160 cm the following night). It looks like that this project became mainly a…

June 1, 2019 admin

In the past annual meeting Liana decided to make a change in its rules. The change will have a better balance between improving the state of the environment and human well-being, and it allows people who are not ‘development professionals’ to join the organisation. With the rule change the organization will be more open to…

May 26, 2019 admin

Two stoves were completed on Friday. They were build for two neighboring primary schools of Mokoro and Kingachi. Kingachi stove was build by Ndanu and Elias and Mokoro stove by Musa and Antipas. Kingachi stove was funded by Andrew, Sirpa and Timo, Mokoro was funded by Karisjärvi Friends’ club (Karisjärven ystäväkerho). Thank you to all…

May 5, 2019 admin

Ndanu organized a team of two builders to build a stove at Testimoni primary school. This school is around the boundary of Moshi and Mwanga district, not in Rombo district. We had a stove project in the area some years ago and we build several kinds of stoves for schools and households. So the teachers…

April 25, 2019 admin

Moshiin osui valtava rankkasade toissa yönä. Vesi ja muta täyttivät korjaamamme rotkon koko yön kestävän sateen aikana. Rotko ja muut rotkot tulvivat yli pelloille. Tulvivalla alueella vesi tuhosi kovalla työllä kaivetut terassit, joille ruoho oli juuri kylvetty odottamaan sateiden alkamista. Kivipatojen yläosat (paitsi ylin pato) antoivat periksi. Se paljasti rakennusongelman: kivilaatikoiden verkkoja ei oltu sidottu…

April 10, 2019 admin

Rhodes grass seeds were bought from Tengeru Livestock Institute. In early April seeds were divided between the farmers who had terraced their land. In total 15 acres was terraced (seven farmers and a school). Ndanu volunteered to share dry manure from his biogass system for mixing with the seeds for sowing. It prevents seeds from…

March 26, 2019 admin

Aktiviteetit peltojen terassoimiseksi ovat jatkuneet vielä eroosiopatojen rakentamisen jälkeen. Nyt terassoituja peltoja on yhteensä 13 aaria ja sen lisäksi alakoulu on tehnyt 70 metrin pituisen terassin estämään pihalta virtaavien pintavesien aiheuttamaa eroosiota. Vain kaksi rotkoon rajoittuvaa peltoa on terassoimatta. Toisen omistaa perhe, jolla on vaikea elämänkriisi meneillään, eikä voimavaroja osallistua. Tällä viikolla ostetaan Tengerun karjatalous…