Update from Ghana

By Leah Plummer 

So much has happened in the last few days! Nyame Tsease (the cultural group) has been working incredibly hard in incredible heat (which I’m sure is much less incredible to them than it is to me) and making incredible progress. The space began as a somewhat run down fenced in area with some structures that needed quite a bit of improvement. Since I last wrote, a mason has come to smooth out all of the concrete surfaces and structure foundations, a carpenter has strengthened the fence, made benches, and fitted the doors, the members have been scrubbing the area with disinfectant and painting everything blue and yellow (Nyame Tsease colors!), an awning has been erected over the open space, and we got two puppies! Wow. The relevance of puppies to a bakery probably need some explanation. We got them because they will one day be dogs who will guard the bakery from thieves. But for now they are puppies and they are adorable!

Natalie and I have been having a lot of fun getting to know the members better, spending time with Antoinette, and drumming with the group at rehearsal every night. They play so fast and so well! We have a lot of work to do in order to be able to keep up.

The next few days look to be ask exciting as the last few. We should be getting the oven this weekend, gathering ingredients next week, and baking our first loaves of bread next weekend! Wow! Things are moving so fast, each day the bakery space looks like a new place.

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