On our first day here, it was wonderful to reunite with some of our friends at From Houses to Homes. This wonderful organization is currently building it's 658th home, replacing shacks (made out of cornstalk and lined with plastic garbage bags) with sturdy cinderblock homes.
It's a little like the wild west here, with children riding around on motor bikes and scooters without helmets -- sometimes 3 at a time...
Even the corrrugated tin used to board up damaged buildings is beautiful!
In the Parque Central, there are lots of opportunities for people watching and picture taking. (Even the youngest child will ask you for $1 to take a photo, as the women and children who spend their days vending in the park are very poor.)
Children walk around unsupervised in a way completely unknown to us in the United States. Like this group we met up with. Both the older boy and older girl had babies on their backs, and were seemingly on their own.
Yesterday we spent the morning at Cambiando Vidas, a school that From Houses to Homes helped build. It was so wonderful to see children, who would not have had the opportunity to attend school, so excited about learning. They use the Montessori method, and are in need of Montessori type supplies. So if you have a connection, please contact them!
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