The Namiwawa Blantyre
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... for beauty on a bright sunny day.
The place we stayed is owned by an Italian family and consists of a restaurant and a few little sheds with bunkbeds. To my delight they had gluten free pasta and I ordered my first decent Italian food in a couple of years! The shed we stayed in reminded me of girl scout camp but overall was fine. I'm not 100% sure we were the first people to sleep in the sheets, but we decided not to think about it and just climb in haha
... made to bring home with me as well.
Another common question from everybody is what exactly I'm doing with the kids at clinic. When the children arrive I take a measurement of their arm and check their feet for edema (swelling) to either screen new kids to see if they are malnourished or check on the progress of kids currently enrolled in our program. If they are in our study we measure ...
... just doesn't have enough resources. Some districts are better off than others, but there is never enough to go around. The most heartbreaking kids are the lethargic ones, who are so weak they don't even have a reaction to being measured or set down out of their mother's arms. The kids with really bad edema (swelling of the legs and sometimes face and arms due to lack of protein) are usually the most out of it and sick. You can see how tight their skin is stretched from ...
Ndili bwino kya inu?
Ndili bwino, zikomo
So far I have the good morning routine down and practice with our guards. Once I start going to clinic I'll pick up a lot more because moms out in the villages will only speak chichewa and I'll need basic communication.
Once again, if you have any questions or things you're wondering about let me know!
Tionana (see you later)
... off her. Classic. That girl's going places! I ducked into town during the morning lull to try and sort out some usd as I'll need a stash for my next trip. It's going to be a bit of a mission as the max amount that I can withdraw each transaction is about a tenth of what I'll need. I'm trying not to think about the international atm fees! I've already used up my max amount for today so will need to come back tomorrow ...