The Joshua Maize Mill was completed in 2013 thanks to the hard work and dedication of David and Marjorie Pearson, Roy and Chris Grain and Sherborne Castles Rotary Club.
The construction of the Maize Mill means that the villagers no longer have to walk for over 10 kilometres to the nearest mill. In addition to employing 4 local people the mill generates a profit which is used to support orphans and old people who no longer have family members to take care of them.
The rainwater harvesting system takes water from the roof of the mill during the rainy season and has a capacity to store 30,000 litres. The rainwater storage tanks eliminate the need for up to 50 families to walk 5 kilometres find water which may be polluted.
Mrs Agnes Msosa is a volunteer caregiver at one of our most rural feeding centre. Agnes has been given 100 chickens through an IGA project funded by local lodge and restaurant Fisherman’s Rest. She is caring for and feeding the chickens, which she will then sell.
She hopes to buy 110 once she has sold the first batch and it is hoped that this small business model will be replicated throughout the communities Joshua supports.