Jambo – Habari (from Marie)

… You have probably seen my few pics on facebook – but wanted you to have a look at these first – ah where do I start……..

I took a taxi motorbike from Maseno to Mercy Home – girls came running with open arms, huge smiles and big cuddles – tears flowed…….then when I looked down at these gorgeous girls, to my surprise – they were all new ones! LOL

Major structural changes – I hope you can see from pics. I was amazed. when I asked Edward why so many new starts – a brick chicken coup – computer room, tailoring room, and new small place for Edwards dad (his home is crumbling slowly) and a few small other rooms……he said that various volunteers wanted to leave something so ..we have many projects on the go – but lookin great and a real advance for the future. The chicken coup, pc and tailoring room have potential to earn some money – yay!

Yes things have gone up there as well as world wide – food has gone up a lot … However the girls are vey healthy and well. And I cant believe how much they have grown – the little ones like Melissa and Iyeta – Wow.

…. the girls are all on the board overseeing the running of the place as well as other board members.

..I donated a laptop .. it runs on windows XP, and fairly up to date. They also have a dvd player now – I wish I had known as I would have got them Lion King…next time! Anyway – If anyone can keep there ears to the ground, and any older, unused or uwanted laptops are going out – collect them for whoever goes next. This way they will start a net cafe – and lessons to all the girls as well as outsiders – bringing in some needed funds. ….PLEASE please please – a few texts or letters to the girls to let them know we havent deserted them. This is one of the saddest things – I am also at fault…..as we get caught up in our fast paced lives, and yes we think of our wonderful time, and wonder how they are all doing – life there is slow – they fear that they are not thought about when us volunteers leave – so even a short sms to say hi is always welcome. ….

We are so fortunate and blessed to have lived with these great girls and experienced such a colourful way of life…….
Love and smiles always

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