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African village set for tractor treat
1:30pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
AN African village will soon be reaping the rewards of being able to cultivate their land, thanks to a generous donation.
The Diocese of Worcester has joined forces with Warwickshire College and the AGCO Apprentice Academy to send a Massey Ferguson 265 tractor to Tunguli in Tanzania.
It will help the community to grow their own produce and use the proceeds to improve their medial centre.
The Archdeacon of Worcester, Roger Morris, said: “When I visited our link Diocese of Morogoro in Tanzania, I was struck by how simple things that we take for granted are not available, but could make the lives of people there so much better.
“This tractor will be used to cultivate around 200 acres of land in Tunguli village.
“The produce from the land will then be sold to enable the villagers to turn their small, very basic clinic into a proper medical centre, which will certainly save lives.
“The tractor will also be used within a local cooperative, enabling others in the village to farm their own small pieces of land with any profits being put towards the ongoing maintenance of the tractor.”
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