Food Help & Daring Daylight Raids

Ngorongoro Conservation Brings Food Help:
Corn has has been distributed at the excellent price of three dollars a bucket full. The corn situation has become a problem in the past few weeks and the Maasai never have enough milk, so this help will make a real difference.

Pat Patton, Spiritan missionary & bush pilot

Daring Daylight Raids:
Pat Patton’s Flying Medical Service does a clinic at Olbalbal every two
weeks. The team consists of a pilot and a doctor. The last two visits of the plane have been anything but normal. Two weeks ago a small boy swooped in and grabbed the money paid by the people for medical treatment. He disappeared so quickly that no one was able to catch him. The doctor went to the village leader and the money was quickly returned. The boy was sentenced to do some weed pulling on the airstrip.

This week one of the four cloth bags that the doctor uses to weigh the babies prior to giving them inoculations for various diseases was scooped up by one of the women with a sick child. She walked off with it and took the bag to her village. I guess the value of the bag was about a dollar. It seems that the medic in our local government clinic had said something to the effect that he couldn’t treat her baby because he didn’t have a bag to weigh the child in.

Weird Stuff is happening!

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