The Operation Hope Swaziland Team (yes we now have a Swaziland team!) had our meeting today with the chiefdom and local MP to get their permission and blessing to build the Gogo’s house.
Things here happen very slowly and you’ve got to do things by the spoken book (politics, politics, politics). We had the meeting outside another collapsing building in the wind and poring rain. The chiefs were very kind and co-operative and after signing and stamping some hand written forms everything became “official” – Woo hoo!
We shook hands and after a small talk with the MP we were on our way. Driving back home everyone was on a high!
We look forward to contacting our builder and getting to the next stage in helping make the rest of this Gogo’s life just that little bit more dignified.