Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snap, Crackle, Milli-Pop

Cornmeal, also known as Milli-pop, is one of the favorite staple foods in Swaziland. Often families use it for all meals of the day. Through the generous donations of a sponsor, Bulembu has now purchased, installed and set-up a mill, which processes the corn. The corn is transported to Bulembu in mass quantity and then processed according to demand in the community.

By producing Milli-pop locally residents will be able to purchase Milli-pop for 15% less than the current cost. Excess waste from the process is used for feed for the dairy cows, offsetting even more costs.

The excitement of the community is a testament to the importance of providing this staple food for the people in Bulembu.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Fresh Bread, Fresh Paint

Swazi 1000 team members are applying the final touches to the Bulembu Bakery -  completing its transformation from butchery to bakery just in time for the Christmas season.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, It's Off to Work They Go

The Swazi 1000 are making swift progress on all of their projects - most notably on giving the clinic a fresh coat of white paint. 

The crew has also been renovating two rows of homes up in Dvudvusi - soon to be home to the latest additions to the Bulembu Ministries Swaziland orphan care family. 

Stay tuned for more updates as the Swazi 1000 continue to impact Bulembu through their ministry for the next week...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We Don't Need a Medic for this Facelift

The Swazi 1000 have arrived and they're hard at work giving the two-tone clinic a makeover. Here are a few 'before' shots. Stay tuned for the 'after'...