This is “Fred”, a castrated male donkey (and therefore milder tempered), soon to be hauling a cart for construction supplies at the Yakote Women Farmers Social Center. Richard, one of the bookkeepers at the Kongo-Logre Clinic has a second government job as a donkey meat inspector at the nearby Pelungu Market. He knew we were looking for a donkey. One morning at 6:30 Richard called to say he had a healthy specimen down by the main road. I threw on some clothes and ended up negotiating to purchase this handsome fellow for $173.