Life is slowly returning to normal after the new year holidays. Down at the Nyamirambo project, the INN Club has resumed and the children’s English seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. They can now ask for the songs they want to sing and this week have been learning about prayer. There is a play-park nearby owned by a group which provides support for women with AIDS. They are allowing us to take the children down there to run off some steam.
The daily lunchtime porridge was run across the holiday period. Numbers have risen this week and we have been feeding approximately thirty each day. The new faces appear to be children who are orphans being looked after by local mammas. These women have been coming to the hall asking if we can take the children off their hands. This is the real sadness in Rwanda. Mothers will take destitute children into their homes, even when they and their own children are living on little. These people are so desperate they will find whatever opportunity they can to pass the orphans on to someone else. At the moment, it looks as if we are the only opportunity around.