Due to the very long dry season (May-October!!) the number of people coming to our Community Services office for famine relief, which is about a month’s supply of staple food, has increased.
Two of our staff members came up with the idea of our Community Services department running a seed bank program.
The idea is that families will come now for seeds to grow during the rainy season, making it a much larger crop for their family to store and eat in the next dry season. After the harvest, they give extra seeds back to the bank.
The interest from the community was very high; it was great coming out and seeing everyone very excited!!