Tuesday, November 27, 2012
From Trash to Treasure - Buckets for Ukerewe
Steve Pratt has kindly written this blog for us.
Having volunteered in Africa twice before, we know the value of empty plastic containers - more specifically 5, 10, 20 and 25 litre buckets - and if they had lids that fitted, that made them even more desirable.
Prior to our first visit to Ukerewe, there were plans to start a bakery producing bread, and as Pat and I live just up the lane from Thomas the Baker's factory, we went to see them for advice. The bread-making didn't materialize on that trip, but we saw that their mayonnaise, jam, mincement and syrups all came in 5 to 25 litre tubs - all with lids!
Thanks Steve. It is heart-warming to think that someone who has so little, can be helped with a simple bucket. As you can see above, the empty plastic paint containers were soon put to other use at L.V.C.
Until the next time,
Diane and Derek.