An update from Bulu Bulu

Project update van 12 november 2019 door Linda Augustinus-Lourier


Drying boxesThe drying floorsCacao drying at the floorDuring a meeting at the centreThe building from the outside

A year has passed and Maquita loves to share the actual status of the project in Bulu Bulu. It's great to see that the centre is being used for its purpose and that not only cacao is drying at the floors, but also different kinds of fruit.

The Bulu Bulu project was developed at the La Unión Producers Association, located in the Yaguachi Canton, Guayas Province, in 2018, it consisted of:
 Construction of a warehouse for the reception and collection of cocoa.
 Construction of two lines for cocoa drying.
 Adaptation of dining room and sanitary ware of the collection center of the Asoción la UNION
In October 2018, all planned works were completed at the Bulu Bulu collection center, which is providing services for what was built.

Construction of a warehouse for the reception and collection of cocoa and other agricultural products
This space enabled with support from the World Servants 2018 project, is currently providing services to producers and producers in this sector, since it allows them to store the producers that harvest in this sector at six times of the year, such as: cocoa , banana and mango.

 Construction of two lines for cocoa drying.
   The built tendales, are used for the drying of products especially cocoa, since some families near the center do not have this infrastructure, or also when they take to deliver their product to the center this is not very dry, therefore the tendels facilitate giving the proper level of drying on the same day.

 Adaptation of dining room and sanitary ware of the collection center of the Asoción la UNION
The Bulu Bulo collection center is the headquarters of the Association of Producers and Producers of La Unión del Bulu Bulu, therefore, some of its spaces are used to carry out training meetings and events that the Association develops with support of Maquita and other institutions, in these cases the adjustments that were made both in the dining area and in the toilets give greater comfort to the participants in these events.

The works carried out in the collection center have motivated the producers of the sector, who currently participate actively in the activities that the association programs, becoming the CENTER OF ACOPIO a space where they are to deliver their products and also to share their knowledge and experiences left by the practice of agriculture and life in the countryside.