Saturday, January 30, 2016

Kicking off the new school year - January 2016

The school year in Namibia begins in January.  We registered 24 students for this year so far!

Here are a few of them in the photo below:

We try to provide them with breakfast or morning snack and lunch while they are with us for the school day. When crops from our Sinanzi Garden aren't ready to harvest, we supplement with what we can afford to buy in the shops.  This day they are eating rice mixed with ketchup and/or mayonnaise. It is our prayer to increase our monthly budget to be able to be able to buy more groceries, such as fish, chicken or beans, when we aren't able to supplement with garden veggies.  

Due to the drought conditions this region has been facing since December, a lot of fresh food items are difficult to obtain and are expensive, especially meat and fish.  Read more about how God has been blessing our garden despite the rain in the next blog post: Thriving garden despite drought

Kool-Aid and biscuits for breakfast