Soy Bouille Making with the Squad

Soy beans are a good source of protein. They also are easy to turn into tofu, soymilk and soy bouille. Bouille is a common drink here and is best described as flour-thickened sugar water with rice. The recipe can easily be modified, which is good for volunteers trying to introduce more nutrients into a local diet.

Last week, I made soy bouilleΒ with the women’s gic in my village (a gic is a small, usually financially-based group).


The Primary School in my village where we meet.

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Freshly ground, soaked soybeans.

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Madame President squeezing the soymilk out of the beans. (This milk would need to be boiled and sugar or some sort of flavoring should be added before drinking.)


After a presentation, we try to add a bit of health education. I speak in French and she translates into Gbaya.


Attempts at a group photo.


Foosball anyone? (NOTE: The ingenuity of the petits here never ceases to impress me.)


BONUS: Did you really even come to Africa without a picture of you and a smiling child? (Small children still fear me and whiteness.)




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