Connecting to the World

Katrina Maria
Posted January 16, 2021 from Namibia

Very late last in 2019 I connect to Wi-fi (internet) connection .My main business is in Tourism spesific Culture Tourism to the Township where I take tourist on bookings and link with women in Arts and Culture.We have a very special language the Click Language in Africa but most of this is in Namibia from the Khoisan people it's so mistacle off you hear it the first time it's loud fast and kind of like a song allways my European friend discabe it like that.

That was possible to pay it monthly many Women and Youth come to the Rented Centre just to be connected and I could pay it monthly.

Covid hit us in March 2020 and since than paying become difficult.We now on weekly basis buy very expensive airtime .I have young people who apply for work women who do research.At this moment two young students who is studying online  at an American University (but here now with Covid-19) one is my own daughter.

I feel so helpless when she told me Mom when will you be able to pay for connecting we both try hard.During Christmast holidays we where able to bake biscuits and sell for up keep of my family.But with Corona cases rising when have to be careful.

My Internet connection help me to be connected to the world and Worldpulse to read their stories from my Bed and home.And also meet wonderfully people.

And when Monday come during the week I help Students to fill up forms job seeking and student application and show my sisters in the Organisation stories around the world.niw we are cut off.

We sent greetings from Namibia

 

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Katrina Maria
Jan 16
Jan 16

And our Tourism Centre is Closed
no International Tourist.we are not allowed to go out to much specialy not us the eldery .I am allready 60.So we have no income.

Jill Langhus
Jan 18
Jan 18

Hello Katrina, dear,

How are you doing today? I hope you get some more funds soon and so you can help your daughter and others, too. Hang in there, and Happy Monday to you, dear! XX

Katrina Maria
Jan 18
Jan 18

Dear Jil
We are positive since the Corona Virus Pandemic every Sunrise is a blessing almost every day we lost our family and close friends.It's difficult to get any funds locally but we hope private people or a Good samaritan will find us soon.Our Gardens are doing very well most of the people make their own small gardens we help with seedlings and training.

Jill Langhus
Jan 20
Jan 20

Hello Katrina,

I hope so, too, dear. So many people suffering now but there is always hope. I'm glad to hear about it. I would love to see photos. Please share your training and photos:-) XX

Hello, dear Katrina,

I can truly empathize. Internet connection is a necessity nowadays. The tourism industry is one of those who suffered during the pandemic because of the lockdown. Are there any other alternative sources of income you can find in your area, dear? I pray for God's provision to be upon you and your family. Please keep us posted.

Katrina Maria
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Karen
I am thankful for your letter at this moment we concentrate on community activism making Gardens and sharing food parcels. all with funding and collections which is also not so easy but we manage until now and schoolbooks.
Everyday comes with new challenges at the end of the I look back and thank the Heavenly Father that we never give up.
In Our community we need a Bakery it can again help us, Artist, to make money and also serving the people thers no Bread available and the Covid -19 Lockdown and Curvey hours make for us very dificult to move around we have more than 30thousend people its like killing me and our community leaders seeing them not to have that basic meal per day .
Sisterhood greetings
From Namibia

You're welcome, dear sister. Amazing! Cultivating gardens is sustainable, but yes, it's not easy.
I pray for provision to these wonderful activities you've enumerated, dear. 30,000 people are a lot! Please check the Offers on the Resources Page (https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/resources) from time to time. Who knows you can find a great funding match to your projects. I hope so.

You're doing important work. Keep it up! Surely, where God guides, He provides. Praying for you, dear.

Beth Lacey
Jan 25
Jan 25

The internet certainly a game changer and you are doing wonderful things with it.