We left Agadez today to install the furniture and medicine in the clinic. On the way we stopped at the village of Tiguirwit. It has been completely cut off from any deliveries of food. All its wells are washed away or full of mud. They have plenty of water as you can see, but none to drink. We promised a water filter which I have in my garage for another project that we will do later when Tiguirwit’s wells are back to functioning. On Saturday when we come back we will bring sacks of millet with our big truck.
The drive south of Agadez has never in anyone’s memory, been so green. The heavy rains that brought tragedy to Agadez are a blessing for the nomads–the rich pasture means healthy herds and the full lakes mean freedom from hauling water at the wells. I suspect many nomadic families will, for a change, be helping their city cousins.
On arrival in the evening Moussa delivered my “Cappuccino” which I have always thought of when I see the frothy camel milk. It is delicious. (ok so there’s a shoe next to it!)
Then we got busy unloading furniture and stocking medecine. What a relief that it is finally coming together.