This has been a very full week. Dr. Lucy and Jermaine Clark, who is the regional Peace Corp representative, were both here with us all week, so we were able to really focus on some new Karanambu Trust activities.
Our first stop was the village of Kwaimatta. Kwaimatta is a neighboring village on the boarder of Karanambu. The Singer Sewing company donated a straight stitch sewing machine to the women’s group of Kwaimatta. Salvador and I had managed to pick it up in Georgetown and bring it in on the plane. So off we went…Diane, Jermaine, Lucy, Salvador and I, to make our very first visit as the new management team of the Karanambu Lodge and to present Salvador as the new coordinator of the Karanambu Trust (www.karanambutrust.org).
|Andrea setting up the new Singer Sewing Machine!|
|Andrea showing the Women's Group of the Kwaimatta the new Singer Sewing machine|
Our next trip, the following day was to Massara village. Again, a neighboring village to Karanambu. We met with the community and discussed the needs of the community and the support they would like from the Karanambu Trust and the Peace Corp. There is a tremendous desire to have Peace Corp. volunteers come and teach skills that will allow the members of the village to become more self sufficient. We were also keen to let the members of the community know that we had job opportunities at Karanambu Lodge.