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Real stories from the Hogar

Part two of the story from last week...

Mary and Oscar left on their journey to the Amazon 5 AM on Monday. After stopping in Mendez to buy gifts for the mothers in the tribe, they got near to the community at 6 PM. They decided to stay in a hostal for the night and head deeper into the jungle in the morning. On Tuesday, they spent the day with the tribe for a celebration for the mothers, where they got to witness tribal dancing, songs, food and chicha.

The most important part of this trip was to see how little Angela is being cared for and to meet the others in the community who have to support her. They got to sleep on wooden floors, no mattresses, got covered in bug bites. The hardest part was having to walk for hours upon leaving. During the night there were storms that caused landslides, road washouts and more, walking through mud and rocks. They observed a lot about the culture and traditions of this tribe.

Early next week, Mary and Oscar will have a discussion at MINKA about their experience and observations about this remote tribe. It will be interesting and informative. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at Hogar de Esperanza.

Garry Vatcher: 096 896 2015. Call after: 6 AM.

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