Polska pomoc - Polish Aid

Vocational education for women

Episode Summary

Fatma is proud of her vegetable growing. She is almost equally proud of her recent pilgrimage to Mecca, which she announces on a banner outside her house in the West Bank. She has a husband, children, and, most importantly, a roof that can be used for modern plant farming, as soil in Palestine is a rare commodity. This is how Fatma can grow lettuce on her rooftop. She does not need much water, another equally scarce resource here.

Episode Notes

As Jarosław Kociszewski writes, thanks to a Polish Aid project Fatma learnt to use the hydroponic cultivation methods where every drop counts. A little water, a proper fertiliser, and simple containers. A cheap and simple solution, provided that you are taught how to use it. 

Read by John Beauchamp