We just got back from Kome Island, which is where the clinic is that we are raising money to help. We had lots of fun there with The King's School team from Langley, B.C. We visited a school and the clinic. We went round visiting lots of people on the islands, praying for people and sharing rice. A lot of them were very sick and some wanted to know Jesus. Our friends went farther to visit another lady very sick with HIV Aids whose family wouldn't pay to get her to hospital which is a long journey away. We hope she has now gone to the hospital but it would have a difficult journey because it is long and bumpy! We saw one lady going to the hospital when we came home on the ferry. She was lying under a khanga on the metal bench and I don't know how she did going on the crowded daladalas.
|Dr. Isaac checking Emma's blood pressure at the clinic. We were all normal!|
A man called Joun Twa came with us and did a seminar about health in Kome as well. We taught about SODIS, because many people complained that boiling water to make it clean took too much time, and made them sick. They just drank normal lake water, which was dirty and actually made them sick. Max, mum, Auntie Laurena ( Miss Hensel ) and I taught at the seminar how to do SODIS, treating water to make it safe to drink. We had filled the bottles three quarters full at the guest house we were staying at, and took the bottles there. Mum did a short speech first about how to make the water clean, and then we gave three people bottles to shake. Then we filled them up and told the people there what to do next. We also taught the waitress at the guesthouse how to do it as well.
|The team doing SODIS for themselves!|
It is funny because we actually don't have any water on world water day. But it makes us remember that water is important. You probably know now that we are fundraising to get money for the health clinics on the island and a project vehicle. I have just added another poem to the website which has lots of information about what we doing, www.mongergirlswaterworks.webs.com. We are doing the fundraiser through March and April! Please sign our guestbook and if you can donate even a little bit, it would help! Thank you!