Juma lives behind the hotel with his wife and today I spent the day at his house. He has a tap in his yard and people come from the community to fill their buckets so there are people walking in and out all the time. I sat listening to Juma talk about his dream of building a brick fence around the yard to keep his chickens safe. When he reaches his goal of 100 chickens to sell at the market he will be a happy man.
Moshi’s dream is to move to Iyoli and grow a field of papaya, banana and passion fruit trees. His goal is to continue his tourism business and have a place in Iyoli to take visitors. He says that Juma can use a corner of his land for his growing chicken business. He also wants to start an environmental group with the Iyoli community. He likes to say how he will be a rich man someday with so many trees. When things are tough we just say the word papaya as our motivational word.
If we could all have such a beautiful dream then there would be enough for all of us in this world.