I’m late getting up this morning, well it’s just after 8! There’s no electricity so I’m missing my early morning cuppa. Terrible! That is until I remember that Innocent, Alex and Paul (Judith’s 10 year old son) are in the garden (fields) and have been since dawn, and his wife Betty is at the borehole collecting water, quite a bit of it for me!
Really puts my ’needs’ in perspective!
A bag of fempads were waiting for me when I got back from Kasozi yesterday. They hadn’t been ready for me to collect on my way from Entebbe probably because it had been the Christmas holidays. Dear Patrick had travelled all the way from Kampala to bring them here ready for me to start delivering to the local ladies of menstrual age, along with the mosquito nets. Thanks to all who have donated to fempads, they are going to be life changing.
I showed them to Judith and Betty this morning and even though I explained what they were they looked doubtful so I went and got a pair of my knickers to demonstrate which worked. So I said I would take my knickers when I was delivering the fempads and they both burst into laughter! Why? After she had stopped laughing Judith said it was because they were so large! I like my big knickers but I will borrow a pair of Betty’s or buy a new pair to demonstrate.
With Patrick’s ladies group so far away from Kamuli District I’m seriously considering looking round for someone local to start a fempad project with. It makes much more sense. I’ve got Innocent on the case. X