Sara tells us about the future of AMPHS post-Charity Networks
10.06.2011 - 14.06.2011
Sara: Having broken our partnership with Sylvestre's organization, Charity Networks, due to irresolvable differences, we have some new partnerships underway. Tomorrow, we return to Esse to sign a legally binding partnership agreement with Fondation Genereuse that will implicitly allow us to operate in four villages here. We are also working to get Samy his corporate documents from the Ngoumou prefecture. Once he obtains them, we can sign a partnership agreement with his organization--Second Chance--and then we'll be able to work in Ngoumou as well!
Things are good here. We're getting used to using bleach to sterilize our washing water, showering out of a bucket, and having running water and electricity for only a few surprise hours of each day. We're cooking dinner in Samy's kitchen every night now, except when Diane beats us to the chase; she's an awesome cook. Samy even fried up some plantains and an omelette for us last night after saying a million times that he doesn't know how to cook.
Usually, we all eat out of the same pot so we can spend less time doing dishes. The tile floor is not an ideal surface for sleeping, but it's home for now. And it's only temporary.
It's hard to believe that we only have ten days left.