LCV miller’s house project
AFADU recently supported the building of a house for our expert grinding mill operator.
The Grinding Mill was built at the end of 2010 from project funds supplied by Delphine Archer and the Archer family.
It has developed into an income-generating project for LCV and the miller, Mr Tadious Mbedzi., now pays his wage out of profits.
Tadious has been living in the mill, however, the structure is not only dusty and an unhealthy environment to sleep, it is not weatherproof and would be freezing cold in winter.
Permanent all weather house available for whoever takes on the position of ‘Miller’.
The permanet house and grinding mill facility will also provide work opportunities for local men and will allow them to earn extra income for their families.
The building was commenced in mid 2015.
A square concrete slab was poured and bricks were made for the outside structure, however, because other building work was prioritised the bricks were utilised for other LCV projects.
US$300 has been supplied to complete the project by AFADU.
These funds were raised by the sale of hand crafted baskets – made by local women in the community and transported back to Australia for sale following the the 2015 AFADU Field Trip.
This is a real story of the community investing in itself to create self sustaining businesses.
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