WONDERFUL WEEK WITH OUR CHILDREN
School is out this week for the national elections, so it gave our staff more time with all the children in our 5 foster care homes. JESUINO surprised us by taking his first independent steps, as he is our 2nd youngest, but the last to begin walking on his own. Watch this short video clip and share our joy, as another innocent one becomes an overcomer after a rough start in life.
Click to see video —> https://youtu.be/Xuf5VBcps-w
Left to right: Jesuino’s development from when he first joined our OU family to now. Your love gifts make this possible.
PIPED WATER COMING TO BALAMA
This week outdoor faucets were installed at each of our foster homes. Our bricklayers built concrete boxes to protect the meters which our carpenters will close with wooden doors this coming week. The water will not be turned on until the system is completed through out the town.
Once working, our mothers will have less distance to carry water, as daily clothes washing for 10 to 13 children takes alot of water. Our 2 neighborhood water wells will always be our reserve water for it is available with just a pumping of the water well arm. Those wells will continue to serve the community.
CAPENA, our office manager, practicing his “selfie” with the children from Victory House.
Another infant, 18 days old, lost her mother this week.
Thanks to your Love and kindness, this little one has a chance at a future because of the Infant Milk Program your Love Gifts provide.
Our children love building blocks and sand boxes.
Each of our homes is equipped with both for their educational fun. Off cuts from our carpentry shop provides plenty of unique blocks for our children to build with. More fun in the sun, as the hot and dry season continues through November.
BLESSINGS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,
AND THE BALAMA STAFF