Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bunda District

After focusing our work in Karatu District, Arusha Region during the past six years, CPAR Tz is now expanding northwesterly into Bunda District in Mara Region, near Lake Victoria. We'll be implementing our new five-year Food Security project in both districts. Our team is presently in Bunda District preparing to facilitate a participatory baseline exercise in rural communities.

These are the members of Ragata Village Council. On the right is Gerald, Bunda District Crop Officer.


Here's Gerald, Japhet and Mohammed with members of the Village Council of Karukekere.

On arrival in Bunda earlier this week, CPAR Tz's team found the district under quarantine with a cholera outbreak. However, Bunda District Health Department has taken swift measures to control the outbreak so it is pretty much business as usual with severe food restrictions and a big emphasis on hygiene.

Travel between Karatu and Bunda involves a safari through Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks, so we're essentially guaranteed an encounter with giraffe, zebra, wildebest, elephants and lions. On a recent trip we even observed a pair of cheetahs sauntering through the savannah, and watched two lionesses stalk a herd of gazelles.

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