Friday, July 17, 2009

Alalay Hogar por Niñas

Alalay. This isn´t everyone. A lot of the older girls are missing. On the far left and right are the women who run the house and care for the children daily and third from the left is Reisa a fellow volunteer from Canada.

John John showing off the sticker on his forehead during coloring time.

We took a taxi to a large park for lunch and a day outside the house. To save money we divided 23 people between two taxis. Each taxi cost about $1.50 USD.

Rosalia clearly loving the swings. Reisa is in the background.

Playing checkers with sticks and rocks at the park. (Larenna, Rosalia, and John)

Rosalia, Kari, and Naemi (Nah-em-ee) hanging out.

I can´t take credit for this amazing picture. I´m not even sure which child it is. Beatrice commandeered my camera for an afternoon. She takes a fantastic shot.


  1. Love the pictures! It was a happy day that's for sure!

  2. Great pictures -- Happy to see you are having a great time and learning so much. Changes how you think about things doesn't it. Glad Alalay can change the lives of so many (including yours, it sounds like) we are thinking of you and hope you are having a great time. Can;t wait to hear more about your trip in person when you get back.