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... stars and as a night cap we took a stroll down to one of the water holes to watch the elephants drinking. We were sat about 30 feet from three elephants and the sound they made when drinking was like filling a huge water drum. We had to stay perfectly still and very quiet. Leaving proved a little tricky as the elephants reacted every time we made a move. Definitely an incredible ...
... our wallet at the ATM.
Susan was hoping to find some "Trade Bead" jewelry but we had not seen any. James took us to the Kazuri Bead Factory. There they employ 340 women, mostly single to make beads and pottery from local clay. As we approached the store, we were greeted by an employee who took us on a complete tour from raw clay processing, manufacturing, coloring, and firing. We met all 340 women and a few men, which is probably the point of the tour. They ...
... and bathing. Once I realized how much work went into fetching water, I cut down to 2 bucket showers/week (no shame). The "watering hole" on the first floor is packed with 20 liter canteens, and there is often a group of women, sometimes talking and laughing, sometimes fighting over their turn for water, and other times, sitting in silence and looking longingly at the floor. I imagine that they're wondering how their lives landed them here, serving their Kenyan husbands... ...
... all that we gave. They also asked us for copies of the photos that we took as well. After the hospital we headed to the school.
Along the way I took in the scenery of Kenya as best I could for one last time. Throughout the trip I really try not to take advantage of all the visual memories as we travel, but knowing today was the last I’d see all of this, I wanted to capture it for a lifetime…The bumpy roads, the donkey’s being whipped to carry ...
... arms like that it seems overwhelmingly powerful at times. Answer me a time when you walked down a lonely street in the states and felt like a complete stranger could almost double as a friend in disguise. Rare right? Exactly.
Friday was a bit of an eye opener. We worked on the topic of environmental health. This was an eye opener topic because it dug into their personal basic needs. Some students don't have running water in their homes and so they obtain it ...