Since our last report the hot season has finally (on June 20th) subsided . It is worth mentioning the temperatures that are reached here .Regularly in the months of May and June temperatures reach 48C, that's 118F in the shade. Of course temperatures like this claim hundreds of lives every year but our Health team set up cooling centres, with plenty of water and ORS sachets, and with health advice and treatment for heat stroke from our trained village health workers casulties from the heat are kept to zero in the project areas.
But the rains have come, but they are fickle and already the heat has started to rise again.
The picture shows a student at our kindergarten enjoying high energy biscuits but with your help we have been able to provide extra glucose drinks to hundreds of children and Oral Rehydration Sachets to replenish body salts.
Some of the villages are very Isolated but we have a 4WD vehicle which means we can reach these villages and continue the food programme, making sure the children get their meals regularly thanks to your support. As Meena says, an eight year old girl living in one of the villages says, " in our home we only have rice and sometimes a little vegetables which we cook on a wood fire. "Dal is too expensive for us and so is cooking oil" I look forward to the food we get from you because it has dal and sometimes eggs and it tastes good"
With Best Wishes and Thanks to you all,
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