Another busy day today visiting women’s groups and being blown away by the sheer volume of needs that they have to contend with in their communities. We visited a lady called Petwa who has 6 children and who we first met 2 years ago when we helped the group with the construction of a new shelter (home) for Petwa. It was lovely to be able to go back and see her and her children and although they still have many needs, at least they now have a home of their own and the group continue to support and encourage her.
We drove higher up into the foothills of mount Elgon to visit other families and then on the way home one of our vehicles got stuck in a ditch but luckily a group of men from the nearby village came to our rescue and helped push it out!
This is something which happens occasionally and which highlighted to us the importance of UWCM having and maintaining a 4W drive vehicle – especially in the rainy season when some of these roads become impassable.
Terry Game, Bridget Withell, Sarah Parker, Graham Roberts,
Carolyn Waite, Penny Sims, Pete & Janelle O’Keeffe