Monday, 29 September 2008
A word for the defence
Thank you to those who commented on the last post. I feel I want to say a little something in defence of the pastor in the displaced community we visited, who asked if we could help him buy a sound system for his church. The community's great need is for land, about 5 hectares for every family, so that they can be self-sufficient in food. There are 60 families in that community and land costs about £2,500 a hectare at today's exchange rate. Even with my shaky arithmetic, I can work out that that comes to a whopping three quarters of a million pounds. Until someone comes along with that kind of cash, maybe a sound system is a modest and realistic request, which is not to say that it needs to be a priority for me.