The end of another day

The day was filled with activity in all areas: Gary and Hugo had some top action with hundreds of elementary students, and an end of day basketball game. The kids had a great laugh as he took a back flip while showing them how to guard. First day of pastor and leadership training went very well, […]

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The team has arrived

The team has all arrived and getting ready for a week of sports camps, pastor training, English classes, and other training. We also hope to accomplish some work on various projects. Always lots to do and the kids are excited to have two coaches here to work with them. More updates tomorrow!

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Coffee Washing Station

Today was our first opportunity to observe the coffee washing station in action.  I arrived at the top of the hill just as the workers were finishing the final sorting of coffee cherries, prior to bagging them. The bags are then weighed, and emptied into the first vat. It was very touching to see moms […]

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The work

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The coffee

The coffee season is happening and the new processing station is yielding some great coffee. Let’s hope for a week of no rain so we can get the beans dried and bagged.

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The kids

The first day and the kids are out wanting to talk and play.

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Bridge work continues

The main bridge is continuing to rise up from the water. Soon the men will begin to prepare the top deck and the road access to the bridge.

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Coffee washing station now running

The new coffee washing station that is the cornerstone of the economic portion of the Hope plan is now running. With this important step underway, the other focuses of the Hope for a Thousand Hills sustainability program will continue to grow.

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Bridge walls going up

The men continue to build the walls of the new bridge. in the entire time the plantation has been around they have never been able to easily get from one side to the other. Soon this new bridge will help everyone easily join together.

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Meet John Damoscene

Marita is pictured here with Nsabimana John Damo Scene, a student at Cyimbili High School. Both of Damo Scene’s parents died of HIV aids when he was six years old. He has one sister living with his grandmother in the Trinity District. Damo  heard about Cyimbili High School, came to talk with the headmaster, and asked to be […]

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