short message just to say that not much is happening in Cairo
at the moment, as far as I'm concerned anyway! No, Alison still
hasn't had the baby.
getting difficult waiting, although I'm enjoying doing bits and
pieces on the computer and around the house that I don't normally
have time to do. I've started to transfer my talks from scrappy
pieces of paper into neat- since I've been here I've built up
a repertoire of about 20 talks. I've also had time to do those
annoying odd-jobs around the house that don't usually have the
time of day.
date for the baby was on February 27th, but the doctor's date
was the 2nd- so either way the baby is now LATE! Oh well, we've
been here before . . . (Hannah was 2 weeks late!)
might need a new carpet after my pacing . . .
Alison and Hannah
Return to Cairo
population is 66 Million
is four times the size of the UK
Only 3% of the land can be used for arable crops
has 18 million people and is growing by 1 millon each year.
is the Largest city in Africa and the Middle East
literacy rate is only 45%
total of 11 languages are spoken in Egypt
Debt per person is $790
annual income is $630
is estimated to be 17%
Approx. 85% Muslim and 15% Christian
Christians are affiliated to the Orthodox Church, less than
1% of the population are Protestant
- There are
an estimated 100,000 street children in Egypt