|Half of the Children's Home|
|The Girl's Dorm|
There is almost always a couple woman from the U.S. living on the compound and working there with the kids and the staff. One of them just left last week and the next woman doesn't get there for a couple weeks so I only met one of them. Her name was Heidi, and she showed me all around the Home and tried to convince me to take her spot when she leaves. It's a seriously nice place, I haven't stood inside a building as put together and, well, modern for about a month and a half.
Other than that visit, hanging out with some of the babies in the Nursery and visiting with a family nearby to the orphanage, I've just had the chance to relax and catch up on my reading. Its been really nice, during the day its usually sunny and warm until about two, then the intense rains begin and last through the night. It has been taking out power out but I don't mind that too much. I've been loving the rain! On the 22nd it was Joyce's (Mama Chiku, but I actually learned that Mama Chiku is Joyce's grandma, so I can no longer feel okay with calling her Mama Chiku) birthday, so I took time on a rainy day to bake her a couple loafs of banana bread. It was fun to finally be able to cook for HER instead of the other way around. It was a fun little celebration in the evening, some family came to the house and we just enjoyed our "banana cake" and the company of everyone.
Today I went with Kim to a neighbors house and we harvested Macadamia nuts for him. Macadamia nuts are incredibly good right off the tree, they taste completely different than they do in the stores. They are basically a miniature coconut.