Friday, February 22 - Fatigue is Setting In!

This point in the trip, the fatigue (even with 8 hours of sleep each night) sets in. Part of it is listening so intently all day to understand each other. So, we have to assume they are just as tired listening to us! 

Today we woke to pouring rain and very chilly temps - 55 degrees! I realize that this will be read by those of you with single digits. But, it is really cold with the rain and sandals! We arrived at the ACT Empowerment Center around 9:30 am. Sue had planned to meet with the Muko Empowerment Women all day: the basket weavers, the sewers and the beaders. It was, for the most part, very fun. Eileen and Lori helped Sue with the handcraft women. 

Lori worked with Osbert helping him with exercises for his syndrome. He received a new backpack and a watch! He was very proud.

Dave and Linda went to the High School to have a budgetary meeting with the Administration and Linda visited classes that received textbooks this trip and really enjoyed watching the interaction with the students. This was the first day the students and teachers used the textbooks! Linda said the teachers totally understand student-centered learning. 

Sue and Dave met with the orphans of MukoHOPE. We gave them greetings from Karen who wishes she could be here. 

Will spent time researching coffee processing and community development cooperatives for the HANDS program. 

We might try to stay awake long enough to play some FARKLE! 

Lori and Osbert

Lori and Osbert

Sue and Lori with Sewers

Sue and Lori with Sewers

Market Basket Made from Plastic Bags

Market Basket Made from Plastic Bags