Norma’s Letter from Jos: September 15, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
From: Norma, Zamani Farms
We have had a relatively quiet couple of days in Jos, and we are trying to concentrate on repairing the damage done to the farm by two weeks of crisis and lack of work on our crops. It has been raining heavily, and the farm is covered with weeds that are overtaking our young crops that are trying to grow. We will have to do a crash programme, and probably hire some casual labour, to get rid of the weeds and get our crops back on stream. As I noted in previous emails, our crops need constant attention, weeding, manuring and general nurturing. Even a few days without this means a setback to their growth, and it has been too long since our workers have been able to concentrate on their work instead of worrying about threats to their lives.
Many of you replied to last week’s email with different suggestions. Some recommended various places in the country where we should move the farm, especially closer to
. Other customers have generously offered to advance us small loans. We thank you for all of your offers of support and your advice... Abuja
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