- One woman borrowed to buy some chickens. She now sells the eggs to other in the village and surrounding areas
- A man used the money to buy goats. He sells goats milk and cheese as a result.
- One enterprising man, bought a bicycle. He uses it to run errands for people to other villages
For more informmation on the excellent work by Plan International, see their website www.plan.ie
For more information on the excellent work by Plan International, see their website www.plan.ie.
For more information on the excellent work by Plan International, see their website www.plan.ie
This is a really positive story from Africa. One of our closest relations, the mountain gorillas have been under serious threat due to habitat loss, war and the market for so called bush meat.
I was luck enough to get to see these magnificent animals in Uganda in 2008 in the Bwindi impenetrable forest in south western Uganda. Its an extremely well run operation. For a $500 permit fee, you get a guide, armed protection and about 45 minutes contact time with the gorillas.
On our trip, it took about 5 hours on foot to get to where the gorillas were feeding that day and this is at extreme elevations and is very tough. But… worth all the effort. We met a group of about 25 individuals from a big silverback to very small juveniles.
Some shots from the trip