Unfortunately, we were not spared this year either. However, from the experience of many years we know how to react, especially since we have practically no water here. There is no central water supply, water is laboriously pumped up from a depth of 85m with a hand pump and otherwise we have to bring water from the nearest small town by truck in the dry season.
Good question - how do you fight a hundreds of meters wide bush fire without water? - you set a counter fire and of course you have to be careful that the fire does not go in the wrong direction. You need cut branches and as many helpers as possible.
In the photos you can see how the boys from our school are working hard and enthusiastically. With their help, the fire was contained after a few hours.
Stay healthy and rest assured, we are saved and protected under God's mighty hand.
Love and Blessings from the Bush
Tanja Akena and Team from NTS Uganda