We have recently received reports from Nzali that the prolonged drought in east Africa unfortunately persists. The “new” weather pattern in the Region seems to be early, heavy rains which wash away much of the initial seed, followed by a persistent dry spell. Despite the villagers’ attempt to cultivate crops using newly introduced Conservation Agriculture practices, if the weather does not cooperate, yields will remain sub-par and our friends in Nzali will go hungry. Most currently subsist on one meal a day….if that.
The Carpenter’s Kids Committee will be sending funds to the Diocese of Central Tanganyika in Dodoma for the purchase and distribution of grain to our Village. If you would like to financially contribute to this effort, please contact any CK Committee member or simply write and mail a check to St. Paul’s Ivy noting Nzali famine relief on the memo line. As always, we thank you for your ongoing support of this important mission.