Africa: Day Eight

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Taco night!
Today we got up and went straight to Anna's to shower. Then we came back and picked up Lynn Oneil, Anita (one of the women from the village who volunteers with the OVC project), Edward and Bovick, and went to town. We took them all where they needed to go, then ran a couple errands for Lynn to get "tango" (which is a card they use to pay for cell phone minutes) and stamps. Then we picked her up and dropped her off at another place, and McKenzie and I went to one of the open markets where I found some souveneirs to bring back as gifts. Then we brought the buckie back to Kaisosi for Gary Oneil and rode along with him back to town where we went to a couple more shops, and then to the internet cafe. We then had lunch at Omashare Lodge (very pretty overlooking the river).
Making our own tortilla shells
Then back to Kaisosi where the Oneils and McKenzie had a meeting with one of the village members regarding one of the orphans they are having some trouble with. It's so sad, this 12-year-old girl is skipping school, and disappearing on the weekends going to "clubs" and is apparently sexually active with at least two much older men. I just can't even imagine dealing with stuff like that when I was 12. So now they have to get her tested for AIDS, and are really trying to have an intervention to make her see that her education is so important, as most people there don't make it past grade 10, and if she keeps heading down the road she's on, it is going to be a disaster. It's so interesting to see beneath the surface into these kids' lives. They all seem so incredibly happy, but are dealing with things that most of the people I know in the US never even dream of.
sylviandavid says:
This is an interesting blog....
Posted on: Jul 07, 2008
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Taco night!
Taco night!
Making our own tortilla shells
Making our own tortilla shells
Sooo much better than the store bo…
Sooo much better than the store b…
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