Keeping the Rats Out

The children here continue to make me smile.

Yesterday a little boy came on the porch with his mum. He’d been gold-panning in the river and had earned some money.

And what did he want to spend his hard-earned cash on?

A metal box to put his clothes in because he’s just sick of the RATS in his house ruining his clothes and things.

We had these metal “latuns” made up in an effort to help the people protect their things from rats. But I’ve never had a child want to buy one of his own before.

His big grin has had me smiling all afternoon.

Latun boy

6 June, 2013