About ten years ago Michael and I bought a piece of land in Saint Lucia in the West Indies. We built a house and a small stable with the intent of looking after the few animals we had acquired. Most of these were rescued; horses, dogs, and cats. The trouble was the word got out in the world of animals and before we knew it our home had become a sanctuary. It was as if the critters we had already were announcing to the entire island that Rainbows End was a safe and happy place to be.
From that moment on we looked after these furry friends by funding from Michael’s one-man marketing agency.
That was until the Pandemic
Other funding had been available through a program we ran with one of the wellness hotels called the ‘Equine Journey’ Designed to help people with issues of low self-esteem, lacking confidence, and depression, it became highly successful. The horses began to make a significant contribution to their keep. Since the island economy is entirely dependent on the UK and North American tourist markets, by March 2020, both sources of income had vanished.