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... basics only - one family had one bag of clothes containing all family members. Essentials and that's it. 8. Wake up time. Apparently around 5. Well that's when I heard the village pump going and voices outside. Roosters were singing from 4 of course. 9. Water. Very much the essence of life to crib from The Lion King I believe. No running water. Just a water pump and each family collects what they need, when they need it. Washing up in a bowl, or direct at the pump. ...
... Manila and on to Hong Kong. Then in the morning fly to Los Angeles and Cincinnati. Larry Darden was not able to be with us as his flight was earlier through Taipei, Taiwan.
We came to the airport where we said good-bye to Raul, Marita and James Villacote. They have been most gracious and kind to us. A wonderful visit with them. Marita and James are Facebook friends, so we're in contact with one another.
The flight was slightly late ...
... routine after the previous weekend) and they all sat down, then I placed another mat over their heads making a small tent.
Some of the kids that were playing under the center came bolting upstairs and we all watching as the wind blew and the rain trickled under the center door. All we could do was wait for it to stop, and continue to fill up bucket and bucket with rain water from our newly installed faucets.
When the ...
... suburbs are known as Barangays. Each Barangay has it's own elected officials and a Chief who are responsible for the major decisions made for the community. I was lucky enough to visit some of these Barangays during my stay. I went to visit one on the coastline. People have rebuilt their homes from scrap material found in the rubble and have continued with their routines. The people here are very open and will talk frankly about who lost what and who died as a result ...
... to the complete devastation of the entire village, to the fight to get the community's needs met, to the center repairs finally being completed.
I now have a center that is better than ever before, set in a village that is stronger than ever before.
I cannot wait to see the future of these children, their lives have truly been changed by the support they have received.
Thank you all for supporting my project, I am eternally grateful for every ounce of it.