Congratulations Village Hope Inc. “Jobs Change Everything”

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016

Congratulations Village Hope Inc. “Jobs Change Everything”

We’ve eaten lots of cassava greens and a few boiled tubers, but this is amazing! Village Hope Inc’s gari production plant is up and running. Great job, Jon Bart and team. As you say, “Jobs Change Everything.”

If you haven’t had gari, it’s a West African staple produced from cassava tubers through a multi-step process. We had the pleasure two years ago of dedicating a cassava grater in Lungi to help women bypass the labor-intensive process of grating tubers, but we knew that the de-watering and roasting process are also laborious and time comsuming. Correct processing is crucial for removing cyanide.

Gari cooling and almost ready for packaging

Gari cooling and almost ready for packaging

The gari plant in Masori is a great achievement. It’s part of Village Hope Inc’s strategy to provide jobs through modern, sustainable businesses that will transform communities and raise their living standard to middle class. Their story is worth watchng.

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