This was an overwhelming experience, when we arrived all the ladies in the family presented us with a joyous song and dance. Then all the children arrived, they are all “sisters” and aunties. There are no men in the village during the day. The simple mud huts were immaculately kept and we were offered a traditional meal of maize paste and spinach. We talked about our school and our customs through an interpreter but they had very sound English.
We walked in the fields and presented Lizzie with some clothes and personal things for herself. She relaxed more as the day went on and we felt very welcome at all times. Her brothers and sisters along with her beautiful gospel voice sang to us in the hut. The simplicity and lack of worldly goods in this society is an eye opening experience although we did not expect any thing different.
We were shown the project of the water well provided through ChildFund, and the infrastructure of the birth control and the aids awareness at a local level. The school children are also provided with shoes and uniforms by ChildFund, all of them.
Overall it was an amazing experience and so good to be able to visit the children. She is a delightful young lady and now we can correspond more readily.