Had a quick view over the property last night. Now, in the first morning light… it’s an amazing place! Peaceful, with everything you might need.
On our first day, we have three tasks: picking up the afripads for the Lwala School, tapping some cash and make some plans for the next day. Dropping into the African rhythm, right from the beginning.
Meanwhile, I started reading the book, I’ve borrowed from Geraldine (what a brilliant idea from her!): from Moses Isegawa “Abessijnse kronieken”. Knowing next to nothing about the country, the novel is a great introduction in the history of the last about 70 years. With all those experiences, it’s just amazing, these people are able to restart their lives, being friendly beyond any you can imagen, showing a spirit which is just inspiring! Maybe, I’ve would have been much less impressed, not knowing. Really thankful for the insights it gave me.
Afripads are locally produced re-usable sanitary towels, specifically for charity in Africa. Und the name SoSure it’s available in the common markets. Afripads is under management from a Dutch lady, it’s a pity we couldn’t meet. We arranged everything we needed with the financial guy.
An Uber toke us from the hotel to the foundation, and another one brought us back. Seeing the traffic at daylight: I did not feel the urge to drive by myself. Basic rule seems to be ‘look affront, don’t get distracted from things next to you or behind you. Just drive.’ An inch is more than enough space!
Even in the capital, roads come in all kind of shapes: highways, multiple lanes, dust roads, something what does not look like a way, but you can drive on anyway… Welcome in another world!