We had a wonderful day full of old friends dropping by and new friends coming in. Sidi arrived at 10:30 the night before, but valiantly made tea for his old and new friends and practiced English.
Tea and conversation with Kent Butler’s cow.
Sherry Grigsby from Eyes on Africa came by and dropped off a new donation of eye glasses for the nomads.
Benedicte Schoyen, our filmaker who will be coming with us to Niger in October to make a film came by to get some pre-trip footage. This film will premier at the Ojai Film Festival in November 2015 along with a big Tuareg festival and Tuareg musicians.
It is the first day in the 12 year history of our sale that it wasn’t the hottest day of the year. So we had a steady flow of interested supporters all day.
Thanks to Norman and Camille who worked from 8 AM to 7 without a break. Thanks to Michael who loaded the truck, helped set up and take down (he’d rather be riding).
Sidi making tea for my sister Pat Clark Doerner and her husband Richard.
And the biggest THANKS to all of you who purchased and donated–without you we could not continue our work. We made $2300 for the foundation.
We leave soon for Africa to open the school, inaugurate the well, (and if all goes well start installing a windmill) do the midwife follow up, have a lot of fun with the kids at the school and then visit the desert. Yippeee!!!