A quick breakfast and onto the vans with Clara heading to Panamaquim and the School. The views as we drove through the mountians were just amazing. The volcano Santa Maria was a highlight in the distance as the clouds surrounded it.
The village and the school were waiting for us, with the yearly celebration. I found it interesting to see the children two years later and to observe the difference the nutrition program has made for them. Miguel was there in his wheel chair with his mother, both with great smiles. After much celebration and dancing we were served a lunch of egg and beans, very similar to what the children have been receiving through the chicken house program. We saw the chicken house full of chickens they all looked healthy and are laying eggs at a rate of about 90 eggs a day. the gifts we had brought for the school were given out and the teachers and children were very happy, after which the children took the soccer balls and foot ball outside to play with. Some of us walked about the village as others played with children. We saw a loom in one home and 3 other
looms in another, they were loaded with warp threads and had quite a bit of fabric already rolled up. The colours were fantastic.
the ride home was much like the ride to the village very scenic. Clara took us by a wonderful bakery and chocolate shop where we were able to purchase donuts and hot chocolate. From there to the hotel was a short ride and we sat in the lobby relaxing before dinner.
Maria was here selling her fabric and we managed to connect her with my mother over Skype and she sold her a piece lovely blue scarf for the equivalent of about $12.00. all in all a fun experiance.
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