Thursday, January 24, 2013

Off to Kisumu to purchase Material for the School Uniforms

We were up with the birds this morning to travel to Kisumu with Mama Mary, the school teacher/tailor Joshua and a few others to purchase bolts of fabric for student uniforms. It was a nice break from mud house building, especially considering that today the temperature was 30 plus degrees.

 On our way to Kisuma we came across a family of baboons on the side of the road munching away on some sugar cane that fell of a vehicle

I may be wrong but I think that this fellow is suffering from a bad case of diaper rash. Possibly too much sugar cane.

Kisumu is the most modern of the cities we visited in Kenya. The stores were more similar to those in the west with the opportunity to browse items in the isles rather than have a clerk hand you an item through a barred opening.

This afternoon we had a great sight seeing treat  on Lake Victoria. Victor contacted a friend who  operates a small sightseeing  "tour boat" at one of the resorts and he took us out for a short cruise along the shoreline to see some hippos and other wild life

Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior is the largest.

We were able to get within 6 - 8 meters of this hippo.

Tomorrow is our last full day here at Omwabini. There are still a few minor mechanical jobs that will need attention and I may get out to start house #4 while Carolyn does some follow up visits with a few widows that she and Mama Mary has been supporting to set up sustainable "businesses" such as selling fish.

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