David Kpakiwa's Kono Farm

David Kpakiwa: philosopher, florist, interpreter, reader, landscaper, font of Kono cultural knowledge, historian, rastafarian, mentor, farmer, friend. Many generations of Wellbody and Partners in Health volunteers have come to know this great man, learn from him, sip poyo on peaceful Sundays at his house, take walks through his land and depend on his thoughtful advice and empathetic ear through tough times in Kono. He's disentangled the Kono political situation for many a Pumwe, taught a few others how to raise their pups to be fierce Kono hunting dogs, and then there's the tea and banana bread.

In the past six months, David has made major investments and improvements at his farm. He's developed a whole new section into an active potato garden, purchased several pairs of pigs and other livestock, and is ready to make the final investments to turn Rancho Kpakiwa into one of the largest and most productive farms in the area. Specifically, he plans to

-Make a set of large pens for free range pigs, sheep and goats
-Finish brushing the high grass in nearly all accessible regions of the farm, to plant seasonal cassava, potato, corn and yams
-Finally implement his vision of a large mango and orange plantation that can provide food and funds for years to come.

Things have really turned around at the farm recently, and he just needs a bit more help to make the final improvements. This will really help him achieve financial stability and provide for the extended family that now lives at the house. He'll be notifed about everyone who gives (with their messages)--and next time you're in Kono, you'll be treated to one of his craft, free-range pork sausages!
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