Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 5 - the village

The villages continue to be the high point of our trip. We leave down a two lain road, drive thru what I have come to appreciate as a town, on to a dirt road past the goats and chickens and women carrying everything obn their heads to a village. Today's village was larger than the others with more buildings. A courtyard, and apparently a tribal meeting hall where we met the chief and his elders. After that I
T was business as usual. We each saw 30 -40 people with a variety of complainta. "Waist" or back pain the most common followed buy a variety of gi complaints. We offer what we can, occasionally encouraging referral to the hospital, or writing a script. The villagers seem grateful, more accurately hopeful, that we will help. Then we play a little and go home to pack for tomorrow.
I will try to include representative pictures, in order to allow you to see what I saw. Of course we do not really help,Except possibly to give hope. It is only in the continual presence and education that any true hope can be achieved. But it s i


  1. Its amazing what we take for granted!

  2. We are all better for having known these heroes who give so much of themselves to help others. You give us all hope! Safe travels!

  3. Sounds like you are having a wonderful trip! Love you! Hope to hear from you soon, if you have a chance to call I will not be home Wednesday afternoon or Thursday night. Love Erin