Sunday, July 3, 2011
ethiopia day 10 (last day!)
evan and stacey had met a family last time they were here that have lived in ethiopia for about 1 1/2 years.
they are living in an area called korah (those that live there call it kore)
it's near a dump that many people live on...and make their living off of.
this family is running a day care for women to allow them to work better jobs so that they can provide for their families - and also teaching them about hygiene and giving them many other skills. it was amazing to hear about.
these are the children in their day care.
many people search the dump for food for themselves...or for things to sell.
the sights and smells we saw were VERY hard to process. i still haven't really been able to.
between seeing it, knowing my kids were seeing it and wondering what was going on in their hearts, plus the always there emotion of issues with our 2 new ones...it was just a lot going on in my mind and heart.
pat, hannah and i all 3 came home literally feeling ILL.
i don't know what else to say about it.
not ill, like "that was gross and i never want to go back." but ill, like "how is it that some people live like this? why????"