During my two years I have completed both seed extension work and work at the Master farm in Katakel. However, one of my most important works at site has been working with women in Katakel, and establishing a women’s group. Working with them has included establishing a new women’s garden, in which has increased their capacity for starting a nursery, out planting, starting a tree nursery and live fencing. I will also be working with them in financial literacy, increasing their capacity in productivity and income generation.
During my two years of service I have gained new skills for working in development such as project design, grant writing and grant management.
Most notably, being the first volunteer, I have established a trusting and honest repour with the community of Katakel for the continuation of development work in the future.