Posted by: cgross1 | March 2, 2012

New Machines!

Well, we finally have our new machines from the United States African Development Foundation – actually, we received them in December. However, I am happy to report that they are finally hooked up and running! It’s amazing how much more efficient and how much quieter electric machines are compared to gas generator-run machines!

Now we have three shea roasters instead of just one, we have a new grinder and paste maker (electric), and a new machine that mixes/beats the butter mechanically so the women don’t have to do so much by hand! They will be able to do these machines for years to come, and hopefully it will make their lives easier, and the association more productive.

I am also getting ready to do a world map project with my women – this will be a truly educational experience for them I believe – I think that they will really appreciate and enjoy having a world map at the association for reference and study. It is going to be a lot of work, but hopefully it will be finished by the end of March!

Until next time.




  1. Good job Christie, congratulations – you have really helped the women there. I wish them all the best with their work.
    This was the best news I’ve heard all week, you put a smile on my face.

  2. Very cool! That’s got to be a huge difference for them. Splendid, keep it up!! 🙂

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