This week there was lots of fun and laughter at Bukumbi as I introduced my brother and his girlfriend to the community. We sat down and chewed on cassava root with the community chairman Paulo Busheshe and others as they cut their harvest ready to dry before it gets it milled into flour. Clement was enthusiastic as he showed us his 10 newly hatched ducklings, we gave him a loan of £15 to prepare an area to rear the ducklings so that he doesn’t have to run around catching them. Once the ducklings are bigger he will sell them for up to £5 each and repay the loan. Clement laughed as we nicknamed him ‘Baba bata’, or father duck!
Kibibi and I visited Kigongo school and saw the new classroom that just needs the blackboard painting and it will be finished. The new desks are almost ready and will be in place before the end of term next week. Selina taught me how to sew beads onto key ring sticks and Mussa spent the morning with the sewing group, maintaining the sewing machines and cutting material to sew bags. The group were beaming with smiles of accomplishment as they showed me the 2 new ‘Purdy’ bags they had finished (named after Rachel’s design!). (AW)