The two Women’s Groups at Chole came together with Busega Scotland, CODEHDAF (our Tanzanian partners) and Bukumbi Hospital for a progress celebration.
The first women’s group had increased it’s vicoba capital (credit union) in less than a year from the 700,000/- donated by Busega Scotland, to 2,500,000/-. This was through members’ contributions and 200,000/- from the sale of produce from the communal shamba (market garden).
The success of the project has attracted funding from the Goat Race Charity in Dar es Salaam and the celebration had its own version of the race!
The new money has enabled implements to be bought for the second women’s group and health insurance to be arranged through the hospital.
The Chole FSP now has 63 participating families and goes from strength to strength. The memorable event was brought to a close by the singing of the Tanzanian national anthem to the tune of ‘God Bless Africa’. A memory for ever.