Before I left the YWCA the day before, I asked them what I could by for the orphanage to help. So we started the day at Nakumatt shopping. The shopping list they gave me consisted of soccer balls, books, olive oil, rice, salt, pepper, tea, sugar, flour, Blue Band (a brand of margarine), beans, maxi pads, aspirin, cooking oil, honey, toothbrushes, toothpaste, washing soap and body soap. Consequently, this shopping made us late to the Likoni YWCA.
We arrived at the Y to find the security gates closed and several armed guards in the courtyard. We learned that 2007 is a presidential election year, and Margaret had to meet with some political officials. After waiting about 30 minutes of waiting, Margaret took us to another YWCA site – the
We arrived and were introduced to two pastors (whose names I have now forgotten) and the congregation, few who spoke English, and a couple Muslims who were part of church projects. The main projects involved digging wells, because Lunga Lunga is a farming community but the area is quite dry. We didn’t spend much time in Lunga Lunga due to the long drive, which resulted in another very long day.
All three of my travel mates are Houstonians, and the hotel had Tex-Mex night for dinner. Hilarity ensued.
* Looking for a Michael Vick jersey? There’s plenty to buy in
* The Daily Show airs weekly on CNN International
* The 3 hour drive to Lunga Lunga was all on paved roads. I would learn to appreciate this later.
* We passed by several children in the streets on way there. That is because children are generally let out of school for lunch for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
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* I happened to notice when we went around the circle introducing ourselves in Lunga Lunga, those who came with babies and small children didn’t introduce their children.
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Mama E, Margaret, Emily and the people of Lunga Lunga.
That’s Jennifer’s camera on the table. She didn’t make it to Lunga Lunga, so I filmed and shot.
The ABC pastor is in the bottom right corner.
The Lunga Lunga Countryside
The Water Tank
Mama E signs the guestbook
Another ABC pastor on my left
Inside the ABC sanctuary
The woman in this photo was engrossed with my camera. I promised I’d put her photo in my blog.
Back in Likoni