It was another early start in the village today. Yesterday we were given eggs and avocados from some of the families when we did home visits. So, when we arrived Evening, one of the mamas, was making fresh chapatti (my favorite!) to make rolex (chapatti and egg sandwich).
After we had breakfast it was time to head back out for more home visits. This time we walked through a part of the village that I had never been. Along our way we visited the home of one of the girls who was still waiting for a sponsor. Her mama had broken her leg in two places last year right after I left, and she had been unable to take care of herself, so Teddy had to stop going to school to help her mom. Even though her mom is better, she didn’t heal well and is now unable to work, so she doesn’t have money to pay for Teddy to go back to school.
We sat with her mama, and listened to her story, and then Teddy took us to see her home. When we were walking back, Rosie, one of the girls who traveled with us, asked if she could be Teddy’s sponsor. She had been wanting to sponsor a child and was just waiting to find the right one. She was so excited to tell Teddy, and the smile on Teddy’s face and the tears of happiness from everyone was amazing.
Before leaving Teddy’s compound, Fernando, John and Rosie tried making bricks! Many of the families in Musima make bricks to earn a living. They take the red dirt, add water and slap into the forms. Then they lay it out in the sun to dry, and then fire them to make sure they are good and strong. Its hard work, as Dad, John and Rosie found out!
Once we got back to the center I took out the bubble machine, which was a HUGE hit! The kids, small and big, love playing with bubbles…and I love hearing them giggle and play!
After we got back to the guesthouse, Richard the team leader for the playground build came and we met to talk about the playground. He had worked out all the problems and the playground build will begin in the morning! I am so excited for it to start!