Africa: Day Twelve

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Dinnah
Today was a pretty fun day. McKenzie has been talking about how she wants to get to know some of the people in the village a little better as more of a friend than a volunteer or "missionary". So she arranged for us to hang out with a couple of the girls today. First, we ran a couple errands in town and went to the internet cafe for awhile. Then we went to the local school to pick up Dinnah. She is 17 and in grade nine. Then we picked up Lisa from her house. She is 26 and a mother of two little girls. We went into Rundu and took the girls to lunch at the Forget Me Not coffee shop, which was a nice treat for them. Then we went to the open market to look for hair extensions. The girls change their hair all the time, and McKenzie and I thought it would be fun to try it. We found some for Mac at the open market, and found some for me at one of the local salons. Then we picked up some more supplies...thread and needles, etc, and a couple things the girls wanted. Then we went to Lisa's house and they did our hair for us. We had lots of spectators. Everyone kept walking by peeking in the door to see the white girls getting their hair done like the Africans!
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Dinnah
Dinnah
Dinnah, Me, Patient, Lisa, and McK…
Dinnah, Me, Patient, Lisa, and Mc…
Dinnah doing my hair
Dinnah doing my hair
Lisas youngest daughter, Patient
Lisa's youngest daughter, Patient
Lisa doing Macs hair
Lisa doing Mac's hair
NOT a good look for me
NOT a good look for me
Mac having second thoughts about h…
Mac having second thoughts about …
I cant believe they got all her h…
I can't believe they got all her …
Sewing in the extensions
Sewing in the extensions
One of our spectators
One of our spectators
Finishing touches
Finishing touches
More spectators
More spectators
Dinnah relaxing her hair
Dinnah relaxing her hair
Finishing touches on Macs hair
Finishing touches on Mac's hair
All done
All done
Loving having long hair
Loving having long hair
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