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Another wonderful Gidan Almajirai achievement.

Another wonderful Gidan Almajirai achievement.

A beautiful young almajirai.

A beautiful young almajirai.

Habiba's long walk has brought her to Kano and a fresh start.

Habiba's long walk has brought her to Kano and a fresh start.

The teacher and the books, some from New Zealand.

The teacher and the books, some from New Zealand.

Our Emergency care is over for this family. They travel with their mother, an aunt and siblings. Every male past puberty is missing from their family. We're happy to learn of RAPIDFTR http://www.rapidftr.com/ an app that can register displaced people and help them find their loved ones.

Our Emergency care is over for this family. They travel with their mother, an aunt and siblings. Every male past puberty is missing from their family. We're happy to learn of RAPIDFTR http://www.rapidftr.com/ an app that can register displaced people and help them find their loved ones.

Fiona– Poverty economics: a man makes paving stones 10 hrs a day– N500/ $2.50; a man unloads 60kg sacks from lorry, across ditches to warehouse: N10/ 5c per sack; a woman cleans elegant bungalow & maintains its gardens for no pay: owner gives her a room 2x3m rent free; a tailor sews 7-10 beautiful sets of clothes daily for about N10,000 /$50, pays N9,500 rent daily for use machine & seat in shop. All are benefactors & philanthropists: give away 95% of earnings to give ease & comfort to…

Fiona– Poverty economics: a man makes paving stones 10 hrs a day– N500/ $2.50; a man unloads 60kg sacks from lorry, across ditches to warehouse: N10/ 5c per sack; a woman cleans elegant bungalow & maintains its gardens for no pay: owner gives her a room 2x3m rent free; a tailor sews 7-10 beautiful sets of clothes daily for about N10,000 /$50, pays N9,500 rent daily for use machine & seat in shop. All are benefactors & philanthropists: give away 95% of earnings to give ease & comfort to…

The young people of Gidan Almajirai at their books.

The young people of Gidan Almajirai at their books.

This is a joyful series for me, too, far away in New Zealand.

This is a joyful series for me, too, far away in New Zealand.

The first Lovatt Foundation home for the Children of Borno. Fiona writes: "It feels a bit special to be in the house now, imagining the life that will be breathed into these walls when the children arrive.  On the cusp of a dream. And there is such good water supply here we can plant an orchard and a garden and keep the desert at bay. I need a special donate button just for the gardens!  150m x 300m... imagine!"

The first Lovatt Foundation home for the Children of Borno. Fiona writes: "It feels a bit special to be in the house now, imagining the life that will be breathed into these walls when the children arrive. On the cusp of a dream. And there is such good water supply here we can plant an orchard and a garden and keep the desert at bay. I need a special donate button just for the gardens! 150m x 300m... imagine!"

Books from New Zealand partners. I love the light in this image.

Books from New Zealand partners. I love the light in this image.

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