A big house on a hill, filing, and beggars
Trip Start Jan 07, 2005
14Trip End Feb 15, 2005
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This house is great. Vic, the president of SOTENI International, is not only a doctor and head of this whole thing, but she is the mother of four sons, all around my age, who have been in and out the entire time I've been here. Everyone is really helpful, both in chores and in the functioning of SOTENI, which is great to see. We have enough trouble getting people to do chores at home, not to mention help with an international nonprofit!
Last night we went out on the town, oh the great town of Cincinnati. Went to a coffee shop, which was cute
I've been around people begging before- New York, Chicago, Detroit, but it still makes me uncomfortable. I always want to help, but know it is not the best way, but then I always want to talk to them, treat them like people instead of just walking past, but I have yet to actually do this.
Vic told me that there will be lots of people begging in Kenya, which i can believe. Two more days, well one more full day and then we fly.
Gina is great (the girl I'm going with,) she is from Modesto, CA and always thinks it's cold here, even though it has been over 50 degrees and raining the entire time we've been here. She is really funny. There's another Bennington intern, April Summers, who will be staying in Cincinnati- she's a total sweetie. She lives in my house at school.
Alright, I should be going. I still have stuff I am supposed to read for tomorrow (we are preparing to write a baseline survey to assess the needs within the villages we will be visiting.) We're all getting up at 7 to start work by 7:30 am tomorrow- it's true that we did get a really late start this morning, me and Gina didn't get to bed until 3:30am- we just got to gabbing. Anyhoo, I'm not sure if I should end this with a goodbye and hope you all are well, or if you just end with the end of the information.