In October, Puttis worked hard to prepare the land for harvesting.

Feeding the village

Putti Children of Putti VillageThe people of Putti decided to plant maize and soya this last October, as these contribute to a major part of the African diet. In years gone by, before Putti had land of their own, they just had to hope that somehow food would arrive, it didn’t. Meaning that every year they suffered from famine. Sometimes, so bad that adults would only have enough to enable them to eat one meal a day, on alternate days, children were restricted  to small portions of whatever was around, causing severe malnutrition.

 Now thankfully, that is something we pray will not happen again. Putti-Village-Agriculture_MaizeYes, there is still a shortage of food but with maize and soya  crops growing well,  no-one should go hungry. The crops will be harvested in February, then stored and distributed to the most needy during lean times.

The next Food Project is on it’s way, the Putti land is fertile but until money is raised to buy more seeds the harvest is relatively small. Please donate just $10 or whatever you can, which will ultimately feed a child during their most needy times.”

Thank you so much for your interest and kindness.

Ros -PVAO

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Once the Maize is Harvested

Putti-Village-Agriculture_Maize3After harvest, the maize is poured on the clean and dry court yard or compound in hot sunshine for it to dry for 3 to 4 days, depending on the good weather. If poor weather is being experienced, it may take more than 4 days for maize to dry. After drying, it is taken directly to grinding mill machine. It costs 6 cents per kilo (2.2lbs) to grind maize to make flour.

Making Posho with the Maize

Making Posho5 maga/ cups of water from any water source are measured into a saucepan, the saucepan is then put into the local stones (stove) already on fire, and the water is boiled up to 95 degrees. 1 kg of maize floor is poured into 5 cups of boiled water stir it with megling sticking,  in few seconds it will turn into porridge, eventually turning into solid form. when it turns into poshosoild, cook it with less fire for 10 minutes, eventually the food known as Posho will ready. When it is ready, put solid Posho On plate and start serving like a person would serve bread, cutting with knife or plate (it is very soft when hot), and served warm.

1kg of maize flour serves 3.

Recipe For Say

Measure any amount in the cup and fry it in the saucepan directly without any ingredients. Leave it to cool for a few minutes then put in the motor or machine mill, or pound by hand. Mix the milled powder with cold or warm water and cook for  15 to 25 minutes. Mix in some salt, then if desired, you can stir in tomatoes and onions. After 15 to 25 minutes the source is ready to eat, serve using handful spoon on plates.