It is Christmas time now and the air is full of delicious smells: gingerbread, Christmas cookies, marzipan, cinnamon, clove… I bet your mouth starts watering already just imagining it.
For our villagers in Chinkonono these things are a luxury that most don’t even think of. All those delicious baking goods are not available in the village.
And due to the severe drought the whole of Zambia experienced this year people suffer from hunger all over the country.
That’s why Wesley, a very talented and passionate baker, came up with the idea of building a new oven at PAF Center to bring fresh baking goods to our people. On his way around the surrounding villages he saw an oven that he wants to build at Chinkonono as well:
PAF Center is located very close to the road that leads to Kafue National Park, a very popular game park, and to schools in the north western part. So chances of people stopping on their way to buy some snacks are good. And what do people, especially kids, buy on long road trips? Cakes and biscuits. So it makes total sense to start baking goods to sell them at our small shop. The oven will bring us one step closer to creating an income for our PAF people.
This oven is simple to use and works based on wood. The building materials, such as bricks, are being molded by our villagers and they already started laying the foundation of the oven. This is hard work because the bricks have to be carried long distances. But it is work in progress 🙂 The oven itself will be built under a small shelter, which is called “chikuta” in our local language.
So very soon we hopefully get news of the first cupcakes, bread loafs, buns and cakes produced at PAF Center.