Day 11, April 18, 2018

It’s been a sunny, pretty day with blue skies and a gentle breeze. Kelly and Lori went off to a village with the rest of the crew today while I stayed back to receive the supplies from Emily, finish working with the tailors, facilitate the shelf building and get money to our cooperative. I was able to go through my suitcase and find various items that I had misplaced. I made beds, tidied up and felt more organized than I have since getting back from Chituka.

Our supplies from Lilongwe arrived this morning and we were able to cut enough fleece to add to the kits that were missing these parts. I also had time to do a demo about how to cut carriers and hopefully that will help make things go better. I guess I had been worrying about seeing our stuff again so was relieved when I saw the car in the K2-Taso driveway. Thank you, Emily!

I’ve felt good getting things tidied up and ready for tomorrow when we’ll all go to another village and distribute pads. We have 253 completed kits that we will be able to give to schoolgirls. It’s our last day of MoonCatcher work here and finally we’ll see some students. We’ll teach our curriculum and spend some time talking with the girls.

The shelves are beautiful. Emmanuel, our carpenter, did a fine job and in a timely fashion. I was really pleased that they were completed exactly when he said they would be. I so wanted to arrange everything on them, but the varnish needs to dry so they won’t be ready until tomorrow. Oh well, they belong to the tailors so it’s theirs to decide how best to use them.

We took plenty of photos of our little sewing group and said goodbye. Mary helped get all the pads up to Andy and Alice’s house so we are set for an early morning departure.

Now I get to read for a while and wait for my pals and a nice dinner.

 Mary (far left) with the Malawi MoonCatcher Cooperative tailors

Mary (far left) with the Malawi MoonCatcher Cooperative tailors

 Saying good-bye to our partners in Malawi

Saying good-bye to our partners in Malawi