|These are some photos I've collected over the few months I've been here. They give a bit more of an idea of what things are like here...|
|Cardboard and a pagne make a great sugar tong splint!|
|The pangolin someone brought to church (to sell).|
It eats ants.
|You can buy all sorts of 'Obama' paraphernalia here.|
Including Barak Obama underwear for children.
|This is our own version of a 'tractor pull'. It's how we would get|
the old tractor working so that we could start the generators.
|I think my favorite thing about this is that it's "recyclable".|
The worrisome thing is that these get put in the trash, which is burned.
|Bikes of hospital workers outside the hospital. The jerry cans|
are for filling up with water before they go home.
|If you have to bring your child, you can put a|
chair on the back for him to sit in on the way.
|Not sure what I like better...the old, dirty looking commode,|
or the black bag of dried fish sitting right next to it.
|Each morning when I leave, I see something like this. The people|
are waiting to fill their jerry cans with water from the tank on the left.
|Another one of the market...this is the area with the produce.|
Don't step in the 'mud'.
|This is Samy, a little boy who had a leg amputation due to gangrene.|
He was at our hospital for a long time, and had rides on the donkey
to help with balance. This is his drawing of Donkey.
|We see some interesting shirts here. Most people|
don't know what they say. Some are inappropriate.
This one just made me laugh.
She lost weight rapidly, but not on a diet. ;-)
|The cat who lives at my house, Tuxedo.|
(I do like that he has a little 'bow-tie' on his mouth)
|Not all of our beds sit evenly on the floor. Patients are very|
creative in adapting. This is not the only bed that wears a sandal.
|"Natural candle" It's sap from a tree. It lets out litte|
puffs of white smoke every now and then.
|The meat market. Mostly fish, and beef, sometimes crocodile, chicken, or monkey.|
|Me after a full day of shopping at the market. Usually I don't buy this many groceries.|
|A little boy who was burned by falling in a fire|
on his way to get his dressings changed. He wasn't
wearing anything besides his dressings.
|Me with my "new" 1956 Schwinn Tornado, with all original parts.|
Also sports a nifty saddle bag basket I purchased with it.
|We get scrubs of all colors and sizes. Stephen|
is sporting "baby pink", showing off his slim figure,
with a pediatric stethoscope to emphasize his petite frame.