1. Get out to somewhere Baobabs grow. See last blog for more detail.
2. Pick the fruit, open them up and take out all the white bits (these are actually seeds coated in powder which is what we use). Send the bags back to your factory*.
3. Grind the powder off the seeds and separate. Send the seeds to a refinery where they can crush them to make oil. This can then be used to make soap, skin creams, cooking products, jam, medicines - the list goes on. One 70kg bag of powder takes the guys in the country about an hour to pick and makes about 2000 bottles of juice.
4. Bring in a juice expert (Towera and her mini-team). Mix the powder to a special recipe with some clean water, some sugar (10%) . . . and because we don't have fridges over here some sodium benzoate to make sure any nasties are killed off.
Juice expert and her trusty factory equipment.
5. Heat the juice till it is roughly about 60 degrees C.
6. Leave it to cool overnight. Then filter the juice again, just in case.
7. Buy some bottles, clean them with hot water and label them.
8. Pour the juice into the bottles, making sure not to spill them from the garden hose filler tube.
9. Pop some foil caps on the bottles, iron them on and store them in a cool place.
10. Get into your truck the next morning and and head out to stores to see if anyone is running low on juice.
The finished article - transported in big plastic tubs on the back of a van - there aren't too many refrigerated lorries over here.
Chris, Peaches and I doing some sales and merchandising - these guys have amazing banter and taught me some new lessons in field sales.
Incidentally, Peaches comes from a tribe called the Yawo who like their names unusual. Spoon, Memory, Bulb, Spider (you will meet him soon); I'm getting a list together.
I'm now in Kasunga starting to work with the Microloan Foundation. More soon.
*I'm bringing some back for the products team to try