Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Wow, I don’t even know where to begin I’m so exhausted. This morning we met Rachel and Dan at their house to walk down to the school and IDP Camp. Dan had a meeting down there with Izzo and Sammy, some Kenyan men who have been funding the school. Like I said in one of my other post, it takes about an hour and a half to walk down there. However, we stopped several times to chat with people along the way. We finally arrived at the school where we greeted Doreen and were introduced to Sammy. There was also a team who was busy at work building two more classrooms and a Library, a well, and some more choos (outhouses). Aly and I immediately were smarmed with kids and began loving on them. Not long after we had been there, Princess Munbi (moonbee) arrived and needed all my attention.
I can’t remember if I told you about how she’s earned this name or not so I will now. Julie has known Munbi for quite some time. Munbi’s personality is that she has to have a whole person to herself. She will pull the other children’s hands off your hand so that she can be with you. Another thing she does is, if you are holding her and she wants to touch someone else, she will extend her hand to them allowing them to touch her. All of these things have caused Julie to call her Princess Munbi.
After all was settled with Dan, Rachel, Doreen, and Sammy, we went to Doreen’s tent and she fixed us some lunch. It has been really hard for me to stomach the food here, and I don’t get hungry hardly at all. Anyway that’s not important. After a little bit of socializing, we explained to Doreen that we had to walk all the way back up the mountain, so we needed to leave.
And so our journey back up the mountain began. Again there were many stops along the way, one at Naomi’s Village, and one at David’s house to discuss water. He has brought a fresh water pipeline down the mountain to his chamba and Dan has been trying to get paperwork settle to bring the water down to Naomi’s Village and has been have quite a difficult time. Soon some plans of some sort were made and we were off walking again.
Walking back up was so beautiful, but also very difficult and quite the work out! Dan and Rachel have estimated that it is about 4 miles one way, so to walk 8 miles and carry children all over is exhausting! It was a very fun day in all!