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Reisverslag Day 5 to Day 8
20 juli 2014
Day 5 to Day 8
Today is our last day at PELIDO and also our last morning project: making a stove! We went to someone's house and we made a stove there instead of the dangerous fires that they use beforehand. We first got to mix the soil with water and put your feet in and mix it really good together, it was really fun because you got dirty feet that were covered in clay. Next we needed to chop grass and at it to the clay so it won't fall apart when the clay is dry. After this mixing with grass we made and formed the stove. It was really fun because you got really dirty.
In the afternoon we had a goodbye party from the local school students. They prepared a song for us and they invited us to dance and sing along. Afterwards we taught them head, shoulders, knees and toes and performed it together with the children. We also received a certificate for our work and we were individually thanked for our help. But also we thanked the project and people for having us. PELIDO was an exhausting but a lovely project where we got to do and see a lot from local Uganda.
Day 6 (thursday 17th of July):
Today we leave PELIDO and make our way to Kim's place. At Kim we were welcomed by two Kims. Together they have projects that help underfed children from gaining weight and remaining healthy after leaving the hospital. They teach the parents how to make a rich meal with the ingredients. We got self-made tomato soup for lunch that tasted really good.
Our first project at Kim was in the afternoon after our arrival, I had to visit the land project. First we were shown around the perimeter and were introduced to all the different crop that they have, that were pretty diverse. After we helped plucking the peanuts, that were grown, from the plant's stems. It was a lot of work to fill one basket with peanuts. When we filled our basket we watered the plants, it was pretty effecient, by the use of water bottles next to the plants.
Day 7 (friday 18th of July):
Our last day at Kim's place and then we leave for Lake Bunyonyi. It started out with a rather difficult shower with cups and jerrycans that took a lot of work and was cold. Our morning project was house visits to children that were in the hospital for underfed children but were already discharged. These house visits was to see how the children were doing. To get at the houses we rode a "boda boda", it was really fast and so much fun.
First house visit was sad because when we asked if the family was home we found out that the child had died overnight but the cause was unknown.
The second house visit was to Joshua, who has a waterhead. He lives in a family of 8 children with one mother that takes care of all of the children. We found out that he has difficulty walking, but when he got physical therapy everyday that he would be able to walk but it is not possible over here.
The third house visit was to Tom who is handicapped and had an intestine problem. He was not able to walk and go to the toilet. He sang a song for us and we sang a song for him which brought a big smile on his face and was lovely to see. These children have so much problems but are still able to laugh and enjoy. The last visit was to twins that we got to weigh in a primitive way.
We had a local lunch with local meals, for example matooke and purple peanut sauce. It was prepared by Kim's "grandmother" and the local food actually tasted quite good.
Our afternoon project was producing peanut butter, which is protein rich and thus good for underfed children. We first seperated the good peantuts from the bad peanuts and shells. We then added roasted peanuts with simsim and put it in the industrial blender, which functionated on solar energy, for 5 minutes. When the peanut butter was done we got to taste, it tasted quite good but it was sticky and tasted more a lot like peanut. We also each got to take home a tin of our own made peanut butter.
Our second afternoon activity was visiting the section in the hospital for underfed children. It was hard to see because the children were really thin. There even waa a baby from 3 months old that had a weight of 2 kilos.
On our way back we visited a market to buy products for our dinner, that included pancakes, popcorn and passion fruit.
Day 8 (saturday 19th of July):
Waking up at 6 is waaay to early but we got to pack a handbag for 2 days at Lake Bunyonyi, where we got to relax for a weekend. We had a seven and a half hour drive to Lake Bunyonyi including stops at different places with different views.
When we arrived at Lake Bunyonyi everybody was suprised by the beauty of the lake. We sleep at a camping that has showers, a real toilet, electricity and even wifi, a real luxury.
After we set up our tents we went for a swim in the lake and went for a jump from a platform at 7 metres high. When everybody was done swimming we took a shower and had fish and chips for dinner. Of course we also had a campfire at the end of the day!
20 juli 2014 12:19 | Door: Jeannie
Ha harde werker,
Gaaf om te lezen wat jullie allemaal doen. Lijkt me soms ook wel moeilijk, vooral de kwetsbare kinderen. Het verschil met hier is natuurlijk enorm.
Fijn dat jullie het samen ook goed hebben en dat er veel lol is.
Geniet van de mooie ervaringen, de mensen en de natuur!
Veel lieve groetjes,
20 juli 2014 12:48 | Door: Alfons en Franka
We kennen de problemen maar als je het van zo dichtbij ervaart is het heftig!
Nu een vrij weekendje aan het meer.
Een goed weekeinde en lekker uitrusten en de ervaringen laten landen....