One of the main products of Bambui’s diet is corn and in order to eat people need to grind it. At the moment, there is only one electric Corn Mill grinder at the center of the Village which is located around 3 km away from Buelaminah.
This quarter is residence to 840 inhabitants and this means that families have to send a family member, usually children, to the center of the village to where they have to walk to, wait for the grinding and then come back.
With the constant cuts of electricity in the village, many times they get there and the grinding mill is not functioning but there’s no way of knowing in advance. Also, the family member can’t physically and financially afford to grind a big quantity of corn at the same time because it becomes a too greater risk. They do this trip every day and sometimes twice a day.
Since women are the main actors in the agricultural sector whilst managing house chores and cooking, they have faced tremendous problems with the fact that the only mill available is very unreliable and far away.
The project aims at installing a new mobile corn mill that will potentially be used by 3,840 people. These will include Buelaminah’s quarter inhabitants alongside 3,000 other residents from neighboring areas.
Head of Programme: Mariana Matoso
Project Team Leader: Teresa de Sousa
Sector Coordinator: Gilbert Achuninga Metoh
Photographer: Fernando Matoso
Applicant: Atia Christopher & Executive Committee
Local Partners: Bambui Village Committee
Others partners: Reignite Action for Development
Total Cost: £633
Community Funds: No
Other Funds: Revolving funds