The northern part of Tanzania is a place of contrasts when it comes rain. For large parts of the year there is little or none and in the rainy seasons there can be too much – mvua nyingi. This has had two recent consequences for Busega Scotland.
A torrential downpour overwhelmed the drains outside the house which John and Christine use when they are in Mwanza. It was flooded with muddy water but luckily not the adjacent office. Busega Scotland staff, Julieth, Kabula and Gadlord cleaned up the mess. Many thanks to them for that. Work has also gone on outside to clear the blocked drains and we hope for no recurrence.
At Mayega, the garden at the Children’s Centre is coming on well with aubergines, tomatoes, spinach and okra. The excess rain is not helping some of the plants and they are looking a bit yellow. Let’s hope they recover well. In Tanzania water is more often the master than the servant.