Showing posts from April, 2019

New Borehole, Seva leaves and Happy Easter!

We are getting some rain late in the season—more in April than we had in February and March.   It’s too late for the crops but a great help to our water table and for drinking water in the coming dry season!   Definitely weird to have this rain now.   It should be getting cooler and dry! With Seva and Elliot, my visitors, we have enjoyed going out with Major to visit some of his churches away from the mission.  It is always a fun time for us and the churches. This week we got the hand pump borehole that was donated by the Gulaliev family of NYC who donated this is in memory of their parents.   This has helped our pregnant women who were getting up at 4 a.m. to go join the queue 2 kms away to get water—now they walk very close and pump what they need as many times a day as they need.   We are so thankful for this and the rains are giving us plenty of water! Seva, our visitor since early February left Wednesday to return to NYC.   She will be writing her MCAT test to get into

Cyclones, hot weather, new borehole

It has been a busy two weeks at the hospital.   It has also been the hottest March I have ever had in Zimbabwe in my 38 years of living here.   We had 1 ml of rain in the whole month.   Everyday it has been 100+ degree heat and down to low 80’s at night.   It hasn’t given us much energy to do much but work and sit by the fan! In mid-March there was a huge cyclone that came in through Mozambique and hit our Eastern border.   Many people lost their homes and all they had, including over 200 dead.   It was quite a tragedy for our country.   Many areas got rain from the cyclone-we got a bit of clouds for two days, but not a drop of rain!   Many people dropped us emails to see how we did through the cyclone.   We were fine and not even a drop of rain. Thanks for all of you who were concerned for us. Every Friday morning after devotions we have a continue education for a medical staff.   The nurses take turns and our doctors and visiting staff to present clinical cases.   We a