Rwanda, Week Two

We’re in the process of cleaning out all the rooms on the farm to maintain standards of hygiene.

Musave, the small town we drive through to get to our Ndera office.

Seed sorting our big batches of government-issued seeds into small packets to distribute to our partner families as agriculture training begins.

Driving home from work.

The sun sets early at 6pm here, a true 12 hours of light and darkness.

Twins Phine and Phiona on our farm. They LOVE playing with my camera, and I am putty in their hands.

Our Ndera farm is starting to thrive as rainy season brings much-needed rains.

Planting season means our staff expands to hiring short-term workers as the 5-acre farm needs many hands while the rainy season lasts.

A short video I made from a health training on hygiene as it relates to malnutrition in Shingiro, located in the northern region of Musanze.

A short social video I produced in a few hours showing snippets of our farm in Ndera, which houses our main office, and is a 20 minute drive outside of Kigali (yes the music is dramatic, can you pls let me live). 

Rwanda, Week One

Geofrey, of the M&E team, on our ride back from work.  We live in Kigali and the Gardens for Health International farm is in Ndera, which is about a twenty minute commute. Every morning, we are picked up from our house at 7:30 and get in the truck bed of the GHI pick-up truck for our commute, and we come home the same way.

A bar not far away from our farm, still in Kigali. I can’t spell the name of the area, but the pronunciation is “chiminagatanu.”

Mama Ariane on our commute home. Arianne works at the GHI Ndera farm, and lives in nearby Musave.

Mama Keza, one of the two mamas hired by GHI to clean our staff house.

We receive free staff lunch every work day, made by the garden mamas. Because GHI works in nutrition, lunch is always delicious and nutritious, including greens, carbs, and protein. We grow most of our farm lunch supplies at the farm, including avocados, beans, lettuce, and leafy greens like dodo.

The Kimironko market has everything you could possibly need, from kitenge cloth and crafts to an abundance of vegetables, fruits, meats, and other goods.

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