At the end of last year I headed out to India on behalf of Outreach International and World Hunger, a country that has been high up on my ‘must go to’ list for quite a while. I wasn’t disappointed. Although the culture is in many ways very different to my own, there was still something familiar about the place and the people. I put it down to the regretful colonial influence we British had on this amazing country.
I visited various projects in the Orissa area (East India), here are a handful of photos from the trip.
I’ve just spent the last few days in the tropical Chapare jungle in Bolivia. Coca production is one of the main forms of income for many families in this area. A couple of communities are breaking from that tradition and producing green and black tea. I’ve tasted what they’re producing and can say that it definitely matches any tea we’re used to in the U.K.. It’s totally organically produced and provides a reasonable income for many poor families in this area.
I really can’t believe it was a year ago since I last posted on this blog! A lot has happened since then, assignments in DR Congo, Zambia and India as well as providing consultancy services on a full time basis for Outreach International for the last 6 months. But I’m back now and hopefully I’ll be able to post fairly regularly. There are plenty of photos to share and stories to tell, so watch this space; or even better, sign up to receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email address on the right hand side of this post.