Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The hairdresser at home.......

It is amazing what they can do here with their hair...... Mary Ikuret, Helen and Catherine wanted their hair to grow. But it is very painful to brush, every morning it is a drama, Cathy is crying because the pain... So I suggested to shave it again, but no, she wanted it long. The only option is then to braid the hair, which is also a painful process.. And it takes time, Mary and Helen are going to school from 7 am until 4.30 pm, it is hard to find the time to braid. Today they were free, because tomorrow they will get their reports in school and the first term is over. A three weeks holiday will be there. We asked the lady to come to Amecet to braid their hair.....
 Here are the three ladies: left Helen, who is still halfway, and it is painful, she is not happy yet... In the middle Mary Ikuret, her turn is coming and at the right : Cathy, she is finished.
I find it fascinating how they do this, with the children we use thread (cotton) and the braid it together with the real hair and kind of "extend" the hair.In the top picture, you can see the strings of thread laying on Helen's legs.
 The ends of the braids are burned, so they melt and do not open. It had started to rain, so they had to finish the process inside
 Cathy was number 1, she is very happy with her hair, and proud that she didn't cry during the process.
Helen is also smiling now and very happy with her hair.
Mary Ikuret was the last one, but she also looks very smart!

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