Well, it is a snowy day here in town! We woke up to a beautiful blanked of snow. We were off to the market to buy fruits for a banana party for the children at the hospital in the village. Bananas are such a special treat here and the children were thrilled to have a banana, an apple and an orange - three fruits and only two hands what a great problem to have! A special thank you to the dietary staff at the EGH in Espanola who provided funds for this special event. I visited this hospital last time I was here in Central Asia and the director told me at that time that he received $1.00 per day per child as a food allowance. You might think that is a lot of money for a developing nation however bananas cost $2.00/lb and a loaf of bread costs about 50 cents
The director of the orphanage toured us around and showed us some of the equipment that they have. John was brave enough to receive a treatment similar to what the children would have when they had a cold.