We started this year with a new second hand bus for the transport of the girls, especially to school, and we were lucky to find a really nice one! Thanks to all the supporters of Siama who made this purchase possible!
We also welcome a new girl going to Grade 0 which is the preschool class preparing to the entry to Primary School. Despite her low age, Jasmin quickly settled in Siama.
This rain season did not really bring the urgently needed rainfalls and the regions of Southern Africa are suffering a disastrous drought. As we realized that the soil in our vegetable garden would have to be exchanged after all those years we were using it, we decided not to grow vegetables for the moment and to wait the next rain season before we go on with it.
Our neighbour is a commercial vegetable farmer so we still can purchase vegetables and fruit to a reasonnable price.
Various donations to Namibia ProKind enabled us to buy new matrasses and a new solar oven (the old one was nine years and slowly started to fall apart!).
At the beginning of June one young Godfather came to visit us at Siama and took the girls to a Game Drive. It was big fun for everyone although the meeting with wild animals was a little bit creepy for the children.
Now we are looking forward to a short african winter which can still be very cold at night. The biggest problem is the difference of day and night temperatures that involves a certain risk to catch a cold.