It's been a hard few days, taken 44 kids shopping plus the odd job boy/man Friday to the Market mostly five at a time.
Learnt the first trip that 10 girls on a shopping trip is just to many in one go.
Must say the boys were quicker and easier.
Girls can shop whatever the country!!!!!!
Each child/ person had €5/6 dollars to spend.; ( some went over)
I did get them to do me a list for ideas which helped . It was mostly school uniform, trousers, jeans, school bag,variety of shoes & also shampoo & girls sanitary wear plus nappies.
Monies where from myself and good friends Simone & Shane Who kindly donated 250 AD dollars with little Tavine & Tanhee . who gave her pocket money up for them,how sweet, no one asked her. .
The kids where over the moon & I really could have kept on buying as they are so grateful. Can you imagine our kids asking for school clothes ???
Must say I did keep getting funny looks as I done it over two days, I must have looked like the old lady who lived in the shoe !!!!! As always a bunch of kids around me.
Especially trying to find somewhere to put all the bikes each time,( as I wasn't going to pay to keep parking them)
4 trips each day I done back ward and forwards I was exhausted plus it was so hot.
The storm we had the other night was great but it's no cooler.
First day luckily Matt & Nou helped me.
Today I went back to the Market as I heard about second hand clothes so bought a load of those and have washed them tonight ready to take for my last day. Sad
Organising a funday with drawing playing cards etc in morning, followed about 4.00 when its cooler for games like sports day ,plus rounders.
Followed by I hope, the sugar cane man turning up at 5.30 to give us all a great drink. Will be about 50 altogether but it is only 500 riel a drink. So 8 for a dollar, bargain.
Can't believe it's my last day here, finally after coming back 3 times in 5 months I really am going to have to say goodbye.
Sad thing is coming back 3 times have seen things that I'm not happy about, & even wonder if the Orphanage will still be going in the next few months even.
Bad management !!!!!!! It was all okay up to about 4 months ago. Hence why I am stating at Matt & Nous house instead of moving back to the centre.
Clothes all washed up am taking a lot of my stuff to orphanage for the cooks
as some of it I won't miss after wearing it constantly for months. Lighten my load.
Have just managed to get it all to last, shampoo, toothpaste etc. Plus my lenses did buy a months worth in Aussie but am struggling having to make them do two days !!
Well I'm in this six bedroom house on my own tonight, so have buttoned the hatches and ready to nice in.
My sleep tablet is working so will gave say good night as I'm going hill. X