This morning we went back to Sethu’s house to deliver the builders. Myles is always shocked (and amazed? Or maybe horrified) at the amount of things we fit in our car. We were happy to see blocks, river sand and building supplies although the water is a significant challenge nationwide. We searched all morning for a tank and truck to deliver the tank… and even after that was accomplished, we still faced the national water shortage. An empty tank makes our builders work is impossible. (fast forward many many hours and it turns out our guesthouse in the capitol city also has no water, and in fact no electricity. This blog I’m writing now will not be posted until said electricity is resurrected) we have high hopes that water will be delivered tomorrow so that our builders can get to work on the home; and that we will be able to bathe without baby wipes. Haha.
We next went to our preschool and community center New Hope to deliver picture books and school supplies – we were treated to our 37 preschoolers singing about this happy day. Made me realize my stress was my own and I needed to give it up.
Then we went to collect soaps from 4 Swazi hotels from our Sanitation Across Swaziland local leader Beish that we will sanitize and distribute as a means of combating preventable communicable diseases in rural Swaziland. More tomorrow about our clinic and food delivery.For years we had a generous donor who was entirely able to sustain her emergency food program on her own – but who has since been unable to contribute. We now are struggling to fund the $1,000/mo program that offers hundreds of orphans hot nutritious meals daily. If you would like to donate toward our emergency relief program, even $60 will feed an orphan family for 3 months. You can send a check made out to GHFP to 2436 N Alabama Street Indianapolis IN 46205 thank you for supporting our journey!!!