Monday, July 28, 2008

Brothers Reunited!

I'm sure you all remember my blogs about the 2 boys who were living on the streets - Gaspar and Zacarius.  Gaspar is living here at the center.  Zacarius was taken back home by his father only to run away again and live on the streets for a couple of months before he would all me to take him back to his mom.  Since taking Zacarius home, Brooke (my amazing friend from New Zealand who works here at the center with me) and I have been going to visit him every couple of weeks.  Last week, when we went to visit, we took Gaspar with us.  It was so cute to watch him reunite with his brother after not having seen him for months!  Gaspar enjoyed seeing his family so much that he wants to spend a weekend with them.  I'm going to take him this Saturday and pick him up again Sunday afternoon.  Hopefully these visits will become more and more regular and in a few months, their mom will be able to have both of her boys back at home with her!!!

This is a family portrait:  Gaspar, Zacarius, their mom, and DoDo, their baby brother.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

What Can You Buy With $5 In Mozambique?


My roommate, Erin, and I love walking down to the produce market to buy fruit and vegetables.  Today we came back with potatoes, oranges, tomatoes, bananas, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, and bread.  And all for 123 metacis....$5!!!  

Thursday, July 24, 2008

School Holidays

What do you do with over 300 kids during school holidays?

We had a game day!

Some of the older boys put extensions in their hair....only to cut them out a week and a half later!

Some of the little boys came to my house daily to play!

David washed my car...he does a great job!

I took Paulo, Abel, and Inacio to the airport to watch the planes.

And they had their first ever milkshake!

As fun as the holidays are i'm glad they go back to school monday....a little peace and quite during the morning hours!