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How to Package Pepper Powder

Step 1: Fill jars with a spoon, wearing gloves and long sleeves to protect skin. Mama Lukia (below) is always careful when handling the hot peppers. Step 2: Carefully place the customized label on the container (as demonstrated by Bazu).   … Continue reading

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How To Make Pili Powder: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Pepper Powder Spice Packs

The following is a guide to powdering hot cayenne peppers, as shown by Omari, Zakina, Mama Yusufu, Bazu and myself. Step 1: After harvesting hot peppers, lay them out in the solar dryer for 19-30 days to dry thoroughly (depending on … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to give a shout out to the women of Bombo Majimoto – the backbone of everything we do. This year, the spotlight is on Swahiba. She is Bombo pikipiki driver Saidi’s wife, … Continue reading

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Safi Sana!

Safi is Swahili for clean. On March 1 we had our first Usafi (cleanliness) day in Bombo! With majembe (hoes) in hand and smiles on our faces, we were ready to get to work. All of our building is officially finished, … Continue reading

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Every Good Ending has a Twist, Right?

Well folks, I wanted you all to hear it here first: The Bombo Majimoto Project has officially come to an end. But instead of mourning, we are celebrating! Why? Because we are now the BOMBO MAJIMOTO BUSINESS! Last week, we … Continue reading

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2 Month Push!

Hey everyone! The Bombo Project is in a critical state financially, and we need your support now more than ever. We must raise $3,000 ASAP in order to carry out the rest of the project activities before the end of … Continue reading

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Cutting Garlic

2 weeks ago, we began cutting garlic. We spent days sitting all together laughing and telling stories until the sun went down, all while preparing our garlic to be graded and weighed. Who says work can’t be fun?!  

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