Repairs in The Hills
06 January 2018 | Prince Rupert Bay - Portsmouth - Dominica
Mandy and Frank
We have just had a huge rain storm. It was so wet we had to wait to swap the gas bottle for morning tea.
Yesterday we went on a tour of the northern hill region with Alexis with a group of 12 of us to meet people in need and donate items we had brought.
However, our first stop was the primary school in Portsmouth. We met Teddy the headmaster and some of his staff. The school has only just reopened as it had been used as accommodation for homeless after the hurricane.
There were over 200 very happy, very polite and very smartly dressed kids. It was so inspiring to see them after such a traumatic experience.
We passed through a damaged area near the school and we gave a hammer and a roofing nails to a man working on his house.
We saw lots of tarpaulins labeled UKAID, USAID and Samartans. Later up in the hills we gave vegetable seeds to various local small holders.
We stopped at a Red Cross water treatment plant in one village which purified river water for people to drink . We gave larger bundles of clothes to a group of people in the local store/bar to distribute.
Zigzag gave lots of food to one homeless shelter. We hope to be able to put some photos on the blog once we get interenet acess again. More help is needed and we are going to a meeting with the head of the secondary school to discuss how we can all help.