Day 3: Cheerful Special Home/Equator

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October 7, 2014 by Alyse LaHue

Tuesday we visited Karatina’s very spirited outdoor market with Mama Mugweru, met parents and guardians of the Cheerful Special Home children and had a presentation of the items we brought, and went on a ‘family’ field trip to Mt. Kenya national park which is home to the equator (or part of it!).

Without further adieu:

the muddy market after more rains during the night
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sis at the market
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checking out the wares at mama’s friend’s stall
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This is the emaciated kitty that started coming around Mama’s house last week. I named him Rags since he’s all rag and bone. Mama promised me they’d feed him so the next time I come he’ll be full grown.
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Cheerful Special Home
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CSH laundry out to dry
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Little Ida Rose came to the parents ceremony
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Parents/guardians checking the newly laid out bunk rooms
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The CSH kids sang and danced for us. They were amazing!
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CSH children trying on the shoes that goodwill globetrotting brought for them
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Lunch with joe on the porch
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Mt. Kenya shrouded in clouds
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8 of us mashed into Mama’s car for a scenic tour. Here’s me, mama, noele, joe and rebecca at the equator
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Nothing but open road
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No filters needed in Africa
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Mama made us a traditional kikuyu meal. there are over 40 ‘tribes’ in Kenya and kikuyu are the main ethnic group.
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Tomorrow we finally paint the play equipment and head south of Nairobi to Kiserian for final work project with Yes We Can!

*Special shout out to Michelle Byrne who donated tons of sheets for the children! They are going to be cut in half and sewn into smaller sheets for each of them 🙂

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Alyse LaHue

Gonzo Soccer & Leadership Academy - NonProfit, Co-Founder

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