Last week (21 January) I wrote about the two children, Rosa and Moses, who were brought by the Police and had so many jiggers in their hands and feet. We treated them and they are very okay now, they are playing the whole day and as you can see on this picture, happy children.
Simon went to their home on Saturday, he wanted to see the home and the condition of the compound. he talked with the community, the neighbours, and the community leaders.
Today was the day to bring them back home. At first they were not happy to go back, but when they saw their home and mother, they were happy to show everybody their shoes and new clothes.
Here they ran towards their home
Simon, Emmanuel, Esther and Ingrid (Dutch volunteer nurse) went with special spray for the home and medicines to treat the mother. On this picture, you see them under the mango tree, talking while Emmanuel and Ingrid are treating the feet of the mother. The situation is not so good, the mother is not lame, that was the first report we got, but she has one hand which is paralysed. Simon had already heard on Saturday that the community had done the spraying of the home several times, but that the mother was not so easy to work with. The talk with the mother was very important, but the clan had already decided to meet this coming Sunday, to talk about the problem and how to help solving them.
So our job was to spray the home, the mattress, the inside and outside and here is Ingrid spraying the outside of the hut. Simon, Emmanuel, Esther and Ingrid tried to spray as good as they could, but we all realise that this is only a short term help. The real help must come from the community and we are very happy that we could do this little step in the process.
So we said goodbye and we hope that the clan finishes what we began.