Tuesday, May 5, 2009


What a great day! UMATU women (and CPAR staff) learned how to make bread, quite literally from scratch. We started out by visiting the local market to buy wheat grown in nearby Mbulu Mbulu. We visited several stalls before we bought a debe (big bag) of really good looking wheat. Our next stop was the milling shop to get the wheat winnowed (separating the chaff from the grain) and ground into flour. Then we headed back to UMATU's spacious kitchen. After carefully measuring out the ingredients, we got into some serious dough preparation. The result was six beautiful loaves of golden, fragrant -- and healthy -- bread! Nderingo says it's the best bread he's ever tasted. UMATU's bakery is officially launched!

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