The staff at Nyumba ya Masambiro have begun – in January 2018 they purchased a maize mill and husk remover, as well as constructed a separate kiosk to run the business from. The mill will be up and running by the end of February, and has already become the talk of the whole community.
The aim is to provide a vital service to villagers, who rely heavily on maize as a primary staple and currently have to travel extreme distances to the nearest operational mill. The profits are expected to fully sustain the costs at the centre (project materials, staffing, maintenance of buildings, etc.) and any surplus funds will be re-directed to existing health/education projects in the catchment area.
A big thank you to everyone who has contributed towards this scheme! If you wish to make a donation it is not too late – please go to www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/ruarwemaizemill