Every child at St. Clare is given two pairs of pants, two shirts and two sets of undergarments as well as a pair of flip flops and a sweater. These are mostly already used clothing shipped over from Europe, US and Canada and sold on the open street markets. Fr. Riwa can purchase these for less than $5 per child. Remember the motto: “Simple Living, High Thinking.” So used clothing fits the motto.
Each child is expected to wash and care for their clothing. So while they are wearing one set, the other is drying “somewhere.” Up to now the drying area has been any railing, fence, fence post, rock, bush or gate on which they can lay their clothing in the sun. On some days St. Clare looked like a market itself, with all the clothing laying out drying in the sun.
The drying area is on top the the snaitation block on the top floor and close to the dorms. It has a tall railing around the top of the wall to assure the safety of the girls and to allow the wind to assist in the drying.
The drying area and the sanitation block are schdeuled to be completed in the next two months.