The William Stewart Hope for the Hopeless Foundation

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As the Foundation continues to grow and advance we have moved some of the older updates and newsletters to an archive. You can see here how the projects have developed.

March 2019

The Foundation Farm

The Foundation Chicken Flock

Some chickens and cockerels have already been purchased. They are being housed in temporary quarters until their permanent accommodation is ready.

The Holligan Hen House, as it is named, after a very generous couple, is getting there, despite Levison and the building team being hampered by very bad weather.

There is not much left to be done and soon we will bring photos of the flock in their new abode.

January 2019

The Foundation Farm

The harvest from the Foundation’s first year’s planting exceeded all expectations. There were 62 50kg bags of maize, three 50kg bags of groundnuts, and three 20 litre tins of soybeans.

Maize
One of the harvesters, whose name is Blessings, taking a break. The structure behind him is a chimphanga, constructed by Levison and his family to store maize; there will be one at the Resource Centre, too.

The Foundation now has a goat and she has had a kid. We called the goat Sarah (yes after our Sarah and our Sarah is shortly going to run a competition at one of the local schools to name the kid) – the start of the Foundation Goat Herd.

In the New Year we will be purchasing the first of the Foundation Flock, so that eggs and chicken meat are available, and surplus can be sold in the shop.

Dambo planting will begin in late October, for vegetables, the nursery having already been prepared. And it’s hoped that the fish pond will be started in November; conversations have already begun with fisheries who are prepared to supply the first pond stock.

The maize crops are coming on beautifully; the children will be well fed this year too.

Archives from 2018