I was informed today of a very good lady that is available to either do child minding or cleaning or both either full time or part time on RT - she is based in Rahima with her husband and he could take her to work every day and then return to take her home - so transport would not be an issue.
I have met her as we know her husband (he is the good carpenter that some of us have used here on RT) and her English is perfect - she is actually a fully trained nurse but cannot find any nursing assignments but she loves children and does not mind cleaning either.
If anyone is interested do PM me and I can send on her direct contact details.
She indeed would be totally trustworthy and totally reliable.
We will need some help during the week when we get there. A babysitter maybe a few hours a day and someone to clean once or twice a week. I will PM! Sounds like babysitters are hard to find so I am going to jump on this!
The person Caroline is talking about also works for us and has been wonderful. She has been our (part time) nanny for about a year. As a medic, I can confirm her knowledge as a nurse (which is reassuring to have a nanny/babysitter with some medical knowledge). As was also stated, her husband has been reliable for handyman/carpentry jobs as well. Just as important, both are truely good people. We've left money around, its never gone missing. When we try to pay them extra money they usually politely refuse (though we usually insist).
We also know a reliable house boy who's looking to pick up a few hours. He's clean, well groomed, honest, and hard working. His english isnt the best, but he usually picks up on things pretty quickly and can be trusted.