So much seems to be happening that we felt it was time for a progress report.
Our 6 mothers and children in residence are doing really well and settling into village life.
The mothers are daily tending the vegetable garden which is already harvesting spinach.
LIV recycling is working well. The wormery is ensuring that most of our food and paper waste is not going into black bags and the families are playing their part for the environment by dividing all other waste products into paper/plastic, tin and glass. Cardboard and paper is also recycled and used in the school.
The next 8 houses in the 2nd cluster are being furnished and equipped for the next batch of mothers who will be moving in next weekend. Our resident mothers have been hanging curtains, and cleaning these homes, getting them ready to welcome the new mothers.
We are waiting for the arrival of 11 children who have been referred to us through Child Welfare.
The LIV school has moved out of the red house and into their new prefab school facilities which was donated to LIV by WBHO Construction. The building has 3 classrooms, a kitchen and toilet facilities. The children love their new premises. It is so special to see them walking to school together.
Construction is in full swing on the renovations of the 2 sheds which will give us a further 7 classrooms, a library, computer room, change rooms, school hall and office space.
The soccer field in front of these sheds is being laid and the platforms for the next 6 clusters are being dug. The road from the bottom of the farm is being repaired and will be the new entrance to the village.
The Department of Agriculture have started ploughing 7 hectares of the wetlands to plant banana trees, potatoes and maize. They will also be rebuilding the dam.
We want to thank you, our LIV friends, all for your continued support, encouragement and prayers.
Together we can rescue and restore broken young lives, raise them to be all that God intended them to be, and release stars that will make a difference in this nation and continent.
Tich & Joan