Ziavi Bamefedo

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girls in front of a wooden hut
The rural village of Ziavi Bamefedo is only 10 miles away from Ho, but it took us over 45 minutes to get there because most of the ride was on rocky unpaved terrain.  As soon as we arrived, dozens of boys and girls came out of their huts and watched us curiously.  They held our hands as we took a tour of the village.   Here, people live the simple life, living in mud huts without electricity, and relying only on natural resources for their daily needs.  The kids were the highlight of this trip-- at one point, I heard some girls singing a song and doing a little jig, so I sang along, phonetically imitating their words.  They got really excited!!!  Soon the girls and I were singing and dancing and skipping through town with our hands linked together.  It felt like a scene from The Sound of Music. 
sunshinegetsmehigh says:
Who did you volunteer with!?
Posted on: Nov 15, 2007
newtampo says:
Lovely scene you got. Do you still remember that song? Just want to sing along too :)
Posted on: Apr 30, 2007
newtampo says:
Lovely scene you got. Do you still remember that song? Just want to sing along too :)
Posted on: Apr 30, 2007
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girls in front of a wooden hut
girls in front of a wooden hut
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the girls held my water bottle an…
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me showing my lack of balancing s…
boys of Ziavi Bamefedo
boys of Ziavi Bamefedo
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they are playing a clapping and k…
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kids running after our van as we …
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