Tag Archive: Bauya


Men and Women in Sierra Leone Building Grain Storage Building

Sierra Leone Farmers Turn a Hand Up from Just Hope into Big Plans for Their Future

After successful harvests using the sustainable conservation agriculture techniques taught by Just Hope, the Balema and Madihoi Savings Groups in Bauya, Sierra Leone started making exciting plans for the future, strategizing for how they would capitalize on their initial success. Both of these groups participated successfully in our seed loan program last year. Each group… continue reading

February 2018 Program Roundup

Across our programs, the people we serve are continuing to inspire us with their commitment to building a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Balema and Madihoi Working Together as Savings Groups and Farmers Construction of the grain storage building in Bauya, Sierra Leone is progressing well. As the Balema and Madihoi Savings… continue reading

Survival Skills class in Dominican Republic.

January 2018 Program Roundup

Great things happen when people work together. Across our programs, the people we serve are stepping up and taking ownership of the knowledge, training and tools they have received to reach their personal goals and benefit their communities. Balema and Madihoi Working Together as Savings Groups and Farmers The Balema and Madihoi Savings Groups and… continue reading

Pineapples harvested for sale

October Project Roundup: Exiting Pineapple Project, Boots on the Ground in Panama, Corn Harvest in Ghana

AFRICA Ghana We now have six established VSLA groups plus several pending. We look forward to sharing more information about those with you soon. The first plot of corn from the demonstration site has been harvested. As a reminder, this was the crop the cows attacked early and had poor germination. The team is conducting… continue reading

Workers harvesting pineapple

Crossing the finish line with our first pineapple harvest

In November of 2013, hard-working Sierra Leoneans planted the first pineapple suckers in the village of Bauy a in Sierra Leone, as part of a new Just Hope venture there to create economic opportunity for the community. Over the following several months, the workers planted a total of five acres and 90,000 pineapple plants. To ensure… continue reading

Working demo plots at Sesa Mu

August 2015 Project Roundup: First VSLA Group Launches, Pineapples Approach Harvest, Mulch Proves Its Worth

AFRICA Ghana VSLAs Our first VSLA group has been launched! The group is called Sesa Mu VSLA, and it consists of nine women and nine men, who are mostly pineapple and corn farmers in the area around the town of Berekuso. Demonstration Plots at Sesa Mu Since our last report, four additional demonstration plots have… continue reading

July 2015 Project Roundup: Planting in Ghana, Selling Ambulances, Preparing for Panama

AFRICA Ghana We are delighted to report that our first demonstration plot in Ghana has been planted! David Reeves recently returned from a successful training trip to an area outside of Accra, where we are partnering with Sesa Mu, a local university student group committed to assisting farmers with improved techniques. Peter Mueller and his… continue reading

Summary: Ambulance activity

A summary of activity of the ambulances sent to Sierra Leone to assist in the Ebola treatment effort.