Then it was time for a last meeting with Juma; I gave him the money for Gladys' chickens and for the materials for his family to build their own chicken shed. Hopefully the money will extend to a few more chickens as well.
Patrick came to pass on business cards and we had another farewell photo:
After an emotional parting, Ronnie and I went to do our final present shopping in the hotel shops. In this we were both successful; I also indulged in another picture (sorry, Will!) which is beautiful. It looks like marquetry but is in fact made from banana leaves. I chatted with Hassan, the owner of the shop, for some time about his support of local artisans and crafts people, and told him of the work I have been doing with the Noah's Ark ladies. He too may be prepared to stock some of their toys for sale.
The day ended with our final Severin dinner. I went to sleep feeling that today was filled with God-given meetings which have encouraged me about the future of my work in this area.