Christmas came and went without a sign of Santa except for a small gathering of foreigners orphaned here in Kass. We did a round-robin gift exchange of things we could find here in the market, so you can imagine stuff like you get at the Dollar Store. The locals here are looking forward to their major holiday in mid-January called Eid when they will go home to be with their families for about a week. To prepare, my staff tells me that he has to buy two sheep to slaughter for a big meal and some new clothes for his kids.
To prove that we are alive and working and not just on a world tour sipping coconut juice on the beaches of Fiji, below are some pictures. We will ring in the new year by installing some mills, building some latrines, starting a veterinary clinic, and teaching adult literacy classes to women…as they say “Insha’allah” (God willing).