Friday, July 16, 2010
Gira Médica en El Bale de Cañazas
Today was a big change of emotion for us. After our 3-4 hour drive to the Nobe-Buglé Indian Reservation, the way that we pictured malnurished children changed. At this Reservation, there is a Centro Comunitario or community center, in which the women from the villages bring their malnurished children to be evaluated. While that was going on, we had jobs such as sorting clothes for the children, and picking up garbage on the side of the road. After waiting a couple hours for the children to get evaluated, we then took the ones that needed to go to Nutre Hogar. The children felt sad to leave their parents, and me and everyone else felt the same way too. When we got back to Nutre Hogar, the children got washed, weighed, and got clothes. Even though they had to be taken away from their parents to spend 6 months to a year here, they will soon know that it will benefit them in the long run.