It’s thanks to the Kalma Water Committee that the community has enough water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. It’s a huge service…that they do as volunteers.
So, when there’s an opportunity, our staff always wants to help the committee in any way that we can.
Nearby one of our solar water pumping centers and next to a water point, there is an open area with good soil. Our team’s idea was to give the water committee quality vegetable seeds so they can grow produce that they can share amongst them and that will supplement their family’s diet.
“One of the committee members lives nearby,” Yousif from our water team told us. “He can keep an eye on the garden for the group.”
So our team headed out to find some good quality seeds – carrots, onions, tomatoes. Darfur has struggled with poor quality seeds, so we wanted to make sure to find the best that would ensure a good harvest and provide seeds for the future.
The Committee was so happy to have the new seeds. “We’ll plant right there,” they said, pointing to an area beside the pumping center. “It’s easy to bring water there. And we’ll have vegetables for our families soon.”