Thank you so much to everyone at the Chapel who helped us to raise funds for Dr. Finda's bicycle. It was a lovely lunch with delicious soup and puds and good company.
The bicycle cost £175, plus helmet & bike lock. Today we raised a total of £111 to go towards the cost of a bicycle for Dr Finda, The initial money kindly being put up by Sue & Richard to get him mobile sooner.
Here is a picture of Dr Finda enjoying his bike and below are some of his comments
Surprise!!! I have got the bicycle already!! Its so wonderful! I like it so much! I have never seen such a bicycle before, wow! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kindness you and Sue!! May God bless you!! I will send the picture tomorrow.."
It is your kindness of course, not mine, yours and your generous other donors. Do thank them on behalf of me too! 'The bicycle is so helpful..This evening i ride it from Mbulumbulu to Karatu for an hour.
His patients were in Mbulumbulu.
Here's a couple of pictures of us enjoying our soup & puddings !
Just for interest and to bring you up to date, here is the website of the Arusha Bicycle Company through whom we were able to source and provide Dr Finda with his bicycle:
As you will see they also provide apprenticeships and training for local people. Most of the bicycle owners are men. Looking at the website just now reminded me that a bicycle also helps to empower women, enabling them to start their own businesses. I think the next one should be for a woman...