Both containers have now arrived safely; the one which had the ‘event’ on the Indian Ocean and the second one which had no mishap.
Altogether, 114 boxes including the Christmas decorations and the Santa suit – which was used to great effect at the first ever Christmas Party – photos below.
The previous appeals yielded tremendous results and we thank everyone who contributed. The sweets were all sent by air, bagged up by the Malawian ladies and distributed to the children at the Christmas party – photo below.
The hats and gloves part of the appeal was also great and there are five boxes waiting to go by air but due to building costs superseding, and the fact that they will not be needed until May/June when it gets cold in Malawi, these will be sent out in the New Year.
The Christmas Chicken and Goat Appeal
The response to Sarah and Mary’s appeal has been absolutely tremendous, and we thank everyone who has ‘bought’ a hen or a goat.
There will be 20 nanny goats and a billy, to join the existing goat called Sarah and her kid who has yet to be named. 99 chooks!! Yes, 99. And five cockerels.
The goat kraal will be started very soon, followed by the hen houses, as time, the weather and funds allow. The birds and animals will be purchased in stages.
It is intended that as the orphans gather in Sophie’s Skills Shed for their life skills lessons they are taught animal husbandry and we are looking forward to seeing photos later in the year.
In the meantime we are putting all the names chosen here, and there are some wonderful ones.