Monday, June 1, 2009

Orphanage & school building day 1

On Sunday (Domincan Mothers Day) we went to an orphanage. We made them food, cake, painted their faces, danced, did arts & crafts, and sports with them. They were all SO happy.

Playing with the kids

Over 200 hot dogs!
Today (Monday) we started our major service project... we are reconstructing a school in a village we visted earlier. The school was started by a few Esperanza borrowers and fuctions to give children who cannot go to school (lack of clothes, no birth cirtificant, too expensive, etc) an education. It isnt able to get accredited because it was in such rough shape and wasnt suitable to be a "school". We started today to clear the dirt to lay the foundation. We are working with actual construction people who know what htey are doing! I guess it is very uncommon to see girls actually doing work and getting dirty, so we grew to be quite a sight for the whole community to see.

Us with some of the students

After a day of dirty work (with some engineers/construction)

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