Seed Beds

Thabang and Sam keep working to improve the BI gardens.  Their latest aspiration is to add seedling beds to the gardens. Seedling beds will allow Thabang to use his own seeds for planting vegetables instead of purchasing more expensive seedlings from outside sources.  The seedling beds provide shelter and nourishment so the planted seeds grow … READ MORE

July Health Day

The BI’s monthly Health Day for July was held in Tshezi.  The event was slightly less formal as we did not have access to a tent because it was needed for a local funeral.  Instead, Khuselo and Sam facilitated discussions outside as people waited to be tested for HIV.  The attendees listened and learned as … READ MORE

Chatting about Diabetes and Arthritis

Our good friend Emily, an Occupational Therapist from Madweleni Hospital, paid us a visit to share information on antenatal/postnatal development and diabetes to our caregivers.   Since our caregivers are currently away at training in Mthatha, Emily spoke with a few members of the community about their health concerns.  Top on the list:  arthritis and diabetes. … READ MORE

Caregivers in Training

The BI Community Caregivers are hard at work training at the Zingisa Rehabilitation Centre in Mthatha.  The facility cares for a variety of patients including the elderly, mentally ill, stroke victims, burn victims, patients with severe wounds, people with epilepsy, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Nomzingisi and the 8 caregivers arrived at the end of … READ MORE