They have a dug well on their property which gives them clean water for drinking and washing. There is no running water in the area. As you can imagine, cleanliness is very important when many people are living in close quarters.
The pantry inside the cookhouse. The white containers on the right contain palm oil that is produced locally from palm nuts.
This is the food preparation area
Fish cleaning party outside of the cookhouse. Fish are readily available at the street markets but the purchaser has to clean them.
Rufus displays the oven where they bake bread and cinnamon rolls. I understand their baked goods are very tasty. We hope to sample them one day. They burn charcoal in the bottom of the oven to produce the heat for baking.
This is the open air dining hall. The table appears to be large enough for everyone to be seated at the same time.
The gathering room outside of the library building. It is used for meetings and evening devotionals. The young people all participate in the devotionals.
The hygiene station or latrine/shower room. Notice the space between the gutter sections. This allows rain water to fill the water barrels which is then used for flushing the toilets
Victoria and Rufus are soft-spoken and kind. They seemingly have the perfect temperament for managing the orphanage. Their son Gordon, is five years old and is the youngest child at this time.