Monday, February 4, 2013

Nyumbani: Home

Another incredible day in our journey... We were given the unique opportunity to 'live a day in the life' with the people of Karogoto. We were split back up in our 5 groups of three and each taken to a different home within the community to experience their daily tasks, meals, habits, chores, & surroundings. We all had the same feeling of, 'this is unbelievable'. Not only was it unbelievable to us that there are people in the world who live in these types of conditions but it was also unbelievable that they would invite us into their homes, so eager to share their lives with us. 

Here are some of the tasks many of us took part in:
Feeding livestock
Milking cows
Washing clothes
Preparing traditional meals
Drinking chai tea
Chopping wood / leaves
Gathering fruit
Visiting local schools
Visiting the local coffee factory
Bathing babies
Washing dishes
& the list goes on....

We all had parallel experiences & interactions with our individual families. When we came back together after the day only one thing was left for debate, "Who had the most amazing day?" We could have each argued our point for hours but we all knew that our personal experiences were special to us & that those we had the privilege of 'living' with that day have left imprints on our hearts for the rest of our lives.

Some of our pictures from today are here.


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