Bulletin Update No. 67

Nothing has changed since my last Update Bulletin No. 66 where the donated medical supplies were sitting on the wharf here in Melbourne. SGS Certification company has apparently been to inspect the cargo and have requested more information from Rotary regarding their shipment of medical supplies. I have labelled and laminated the contents of each of the Kanthi bound boxes and adhered the information to the outside of each box so hopefully that will suffice on our part. The supplies have been sitting on the wharf since August waiting for clearance!

Pastor Daniel has the Dispensary up and running as can be seen from the photos below. He has engaged an assistant to the Nurse at a very minimal wage for the time being Ksh 5,000 per month. Apparently the Centre has attracted a lot of ‘interest’ and so Daniel has engaged the services of a guard at night for security reasons. When viewing the photo of the Nurse and Assistant standing by their supply cupboard of medicines, how sad that our shipment of donated supplies is still sitting on our wharf.

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Sadly I received the following message from Ruth via her daughter Teresia (here in Australia) regarding the Nursery school children….the crops have failed with little rain and so the children are hungry……I sent money today for food for the children thanks to generous donors. Unfortunately their last tomato crop, a new strain of tomatoes, did not yield a good harvest so they are preparing to replant again……hopefully this will give a better yield.

The message is from Ruth, Pastor Daniel’s wife:

PLEASE FORWARD TO HELLEN THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH DADS EMAIL ITS NOT ATACHING FILES .INFORM HER THEY ARE PREPARING TO PLANT,ALSO INFORM HER ITS TWO WEEKS NOW THERE IS NO FOOD FOR NURSERY

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Apparently children do not come to Kinder if they are hungry…….lets hope this crop will yield a good harvest and the village will become sustainable again.

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Cheers,

HELEN