Shalin 2015

Energy


Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

For the past few months I have been trying to lay the foundations for developing a business plan for Vikuruti farm. In addition to its agricultural activities, the farm works as a rehabilitation center for former drug users and provides them with vocational skills related to sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies. My job at Vikuruti is now done. I have returned to Finland, but...

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Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

Contributing to change through volunteerism?

In my last post I raised a hope that something new and exciting will have started to happen for the project in the near future. Well, now an intern from France has joined me in Tanzania on the SkillsFAST project planning phase to help develop a business plan for Vikuruti and conduct market research. I decided to interview Elsa to give you an introduction on...

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Masai children

Action in the field lifts the lid off developmental jargon

In my previous post I promised to tell you what activities we delved into during the SkillsFAST project planning visit on Vikuruti farm. In this post I will elaborate on the hands-on energy solutions that were designed, developed and piloted. At the moment I am sitting in the dark with my head torch on writing this post since the power has been off for two...

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Action in the field lifts the lid off developmental jargon


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