Ndala is in a beautiful area…surrounded by tea and banana plantations and very fertile land growing maize, potatoes, carrots and beans. It sounds idyllic but the beauty of the surroundings masks the poverty of the people. Such need here…and such appreciation for the support that Grassroots provides. They treated us to a wonderful meal of chips, rice, chicken and soup…no doubt a real sacrifice. Fortified, we returned to the landcruiser for the 2 1/2 hour back using the spectacularly bumpy ‘short cut’.
The other half of the team have been in Mwanjelwa today. It stayed dry for us in Ndala but another torrential downpour affected the Mwanjelwa and Airport area.
Posted by Mark Price on Thursday, 10 October 2019
The journey was long and so dusty at times you couldn’t see in front of you. The journey was worth it as we arrived at Ndala to a wonderful welcome of singing and dancing from the children. Today Teddy helped out taking photographs and he was shown how to pick tea from the many tea plants that grow there. On the way home we stopped to buy some delicious bananas. This is one of the main crops along with tea and potatoes. @ Ndala