I had the opportunity to teach the people who work at Berea Farm how to steam cakes. As usual, it is a really fun activity! Also, I discovered that all of these people understand English WAY better than I speak Swahili because they were all copying down the recipes from English and could follow them without translation. However, it's good for me that they choose to speak to me in Swahili because it forces me to keep practicing!
The fire was super smoky, but we didn't have to sit and watch the cakes cook, just to go check on them or to take them out.
The final product - a maize cake! (cornbread)
As you can see, everyone had a great time. Baking cakes might not necessarily earn people money, but it certainly fills lives with joy, which is a gift from God. The next week, I asked if anyone had made any cakes at home. Three of these ladies said that they had already made several each!