The site for ‘Isabel’s Well’ and another living legacy in memory of a loved one, the villagers were delighted when we took them a picture of Isabel. The well was donated by Isabel’s sister who lives in America and went to university with Eddie. We have many supporters and friends who help us.
The village is a busy and bustling area not far from the road through the main district of Sabou. It is a good place for a living legacy as the church is remarkable for its large numbers of teenagers, in fact in the church most are below 25 years of age. There are also many families with young children. The church is beautifully decorated with every wall covered in hand drawn pictures in bright colours. Two large, thriving gardens are situated next to the well.
The young people were like most people in Burkina and very keen on music. Several teenagers had made instruments and they were keen to play for us. The drums were a real favourite but were proving to be a problem as they were hitting them so hard they had to rebuild them in between songs. The oil drums they had made them with were too battered to survive much longer!
2014 – New drums donated from Scotland and sent over in our container
2015 – Saw drums being played. They looked and sounded great!