It was good to catch up with the orphaned children again; last time I was here was a year ago.
They were all very proud of their new, nearly finished, orphanage and were keen to help in any way they could, moving sand, brick and also singing to help the builders along.
They all seem to be doing well, some have left to either go back to a parent (some are semi orphans) and others have moved out to their own rented house after getting a job.
As always, happiness and joy fills the air and makes you realise what really matters and what you really need to make you happy. Here are a few photos of the children, staging and posing as usual.
As I write, in 2014, they are now in the new orphanage and life will be slightly more comfortable with running water, working toilets and beds!
Left – Last time I was at the orphanage I produced a card with Prakash here he proudly holds a copy. Cards are available on the main site under shop.
2nd image down – One of three brothers Cuberdy helps transport some cement he is the middle man, both his mother and father have died.
3rd image down – Two of the youngest girls at the orphanage, with major bed-head! At around 7am, Cogle on the right and Diva on the left.
4th image down- Vodiville, walks back with some of the other children from school, with his TIN TIN bag! Every day is an adventure, he suffers from heart problems, he also cannot write due to his thumbs not being connected with the rest of his hand apart from a thin bit of flesh.
5th image down- Vodiville, its morning shower time!
6th image down- A parting gift, some photos for the walls of the new orphanage, kindly sponsored by donations.
7th image down and below- These last scenes are taken down town in the heart of the city, the BAZZAR