Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homestays-Life for 3 days in the Village

During the homestay the participants are able to experience first hand what it is like to live in a village. To also experience some of the hardships that Africans do even if for just a few days. Most arrive at Ibis Gardens during the debriefing time and say that these 3 days were their favorite out of the whole program. They have the opportunity to put into practice all that they have learned over the last month.

Zoe and Levi helped wash clothes.

Robyn washing dishes at her homestay.

Nate is so tall he had to make sure he ducked before going in and out of his hut for the weekend.


Nate and Lindsey were not alone in their hut. They had a chicken staying in their hut. Although it looks like she is just sitting there, she is actually doing something very important. She is sitting on her eggs. She also enjoyed eating the spiders and bugs that came into their hut. Of course, Nate and Lindsey didn't mind that at all.

Women in the village go to the well many times throughout the day so that they can have enough water for bathing, cooking, drinking, and washing clothes. Sandra is doing her part to help out with drawing the water as well.

Very good Rachel!

Daisy Chipanga with Amber teaching her how to shell the corn off the cob.

There is a lot of hard work to be done in the village. These women are pounding ground nuts. Many of our participants were able to try this over the weekend.

This is an outdoor oven they use for baking bread and scones(muffins).

Lane with his new friends for the weekend.

Tyler with his host family.

The pic. above and below is where the Vines stayed.

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