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The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink OF Change by Roger Thurow

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CHAPTER 6
SIRUMBI
(Second Planting)
 
 
 
With the maize harvest in and her family’s food supply seemingly secured, Leonida focused on harvesting her other top dream. Along with the daily task of drying the maize cobs—moving them out of the storage bins and into the sun during the day and then moving them back into storage at night—she worked to secure Gideon’s place in school for the crucial final term when he would be taking the advancement tests.
Earlier in the year she had applied for financial assistance from her local government councilors under the Constituency Development Fund, which the national budget provided to parliamentary districts for community improvements and education scholarships, called bursaries. But she heard nothing from ...

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