We did it!!!

Thank you all so much for your support. It’s been an exhausting day! Once or twice Paul said ‘Mum you’re tired we should go home’. But I really wanted to hit that 1000 before the sun set and we did! I’m so pleased some of you heard even just a little of the celebration! If you’re on WhatsApp let me know and I can share it.

Thank you to Peter Gate who made the 1000 happen by donating the 11 nets needed and to Jackie Gallagher a day later who offered the same. Jackie if the offer is still on please will you be the first of the next 1000?

Love and 🤗 to you all from a now clean and waiting for an ice cold Nile to arrive! Paul is on his bike on his way now to get it! X I will sleep very well tonight!

Lots of photos still to come by the way so don’t think you’ve been forgotten, well I hope you haven’t!! It just takes time, power (only solar here) and of course the internet!

Another net delivery

Thanks Pauline for giving me your sewing machine to sell

Homes nearby

Sweet potatoes

It’s wonderful to see more nets being donated. Paul is using charcoal to write the names

These children are sharing the fizzer sweets I bought. Must bring more next year!

More!!

Thank you Marton Primary in Macclesfield

The clan leader Chairman Fred. He got me to sign the Visitors Book and then expressed his gratitude to all those helping his village

The children waiting for their sweet share!

The cabbage man!

These children are using a long sharp knife to make vegetable dolls !

A typical homestead

Jack fruit waiting on our return

Here we go again!!

Here we go again!!!!  Paul and I did some very local deliveries on foot first thing this morning then went to prepare the pickup for this afternoon and guess what? It wouldn’t start, not a flicker!!! I said some words very quietly to myself then just laughed! What is it with me and Ugandan vehicles?!

He gathered three men, and must have been ten or more children of varying ages, to push me up to the top of the front compound and down several times to try and start it but with no luck. So up and out onto the road and, they got up so much speed it worked! Just hope it starts this afternoon!

But this vehicle is still an improvement on the last two, it’s safe! It doesn’t have seat belts, none of the dials work so I have no idea about speed or fuel, the doors only open when the windows are at a certain level,  you have to slam the doors to shut them (and not a gentle slam!), it won’t lock and……regularly it hadn’t started! But I am very grateful!

 

Mozi nets

I had to walk way down the fields to get a signal this morning but what a pleasure! The bird song was beautiful! X

Thank you Poynton Rotary for your amazing support for my work amongst these lovely people in Uganda. These are some of the lucky ones to receive one of the sixty mosquito nets you donated.

Paul explaining that the nets were a gift  from Poynton Rotary in the UK

Hopefully this young child will now be protected from getting bitten by the Malarian mosquito!

Paul explained about how to wash the nets to make them last as long as possible. Not too much!

This gentleman expressed his gratitude over and over again. We had given him a footy shirt too which put an extra big smile on his face! Footy shirts donated by HSO

Paul insisted I should be in a photo too!