In life, there are people who try their best to make the most of what they are given, and at our school, Emanuel Boaz is one of those people. He can account for the money he had been given, and he tries his level best to make the money go as far as it can. For example, the hunt for pebbles! He could have stopped at the first quarry and paid $150 dollars extra and been done with his pebble quest. But NO…$150 to him is 2 months of pay. So because we need many pebbles right now for construction, he had an idea to see if the Maasai women might have pebbles for him and he had success! The Maasai pebbles will cost $150 less than buying from the main quarry, and he is employing the women who painstakingly chip the hard rocks to the correct size. He bought 2 small truck loads from them, and he put in an order for more that they will have ready in 2 weeks for him.
I could not be any more pleased with Emmanuel. He thinks things through and is very determined to find the best outcome. Sometimes he will say to me, “mum, there is no way out.” That means he has to pay the price asked, but he is always thinking of how he can find a better or different way to a situation or any obstacle he might encounter. He is amazing!
Oh, and the beans from the farm fields were harvested and it was GOOD harvest! That is good news for our school lunches!