I received an update from Kyrgyzstan this morning. I don't know what it is about this that I found so emotional, but I could not hold back the tears. I guess the fact that the people in the Valley have so little. The country has been in a state of crisis for so long, and the average family is struggling to make a living. In this time of need, they have some how managed to pull together so much to send to their fellow countrymen in the south.. Uzbek and Kyrgy alike.. to them it makes no difference... They know that there are people that are worse off, and they are taking everything that they can get their hands on and sending it south. The truck is packed, and the police escort has arrived, and they are on their way... Sergey and Sasha will board a plane in the morning, and be in Osh to meet the convoy when it arrives... Talant and the second convoy will be joining them next week... I am not sure what transpired that Sergey was off before Talant, but I am sure they know... All along the Valley , they stopped and loaded up supplies... I see things like Aigoola's blankets and mattresses being loaded up as well
Meanwhile they continue to provide a safe place to stay for Families from the south like an Uzbek family that spent sleepless nights in their neighbours basement with no food, until it was safe enough to escape to the north. ( photo was here, but I have decided to remove it for now)
Aid has been gathered up and is being moved to the drop off location
Blankets and mattresses
I see vehicles here belonging to several different organizations... all doing their part
In Bishkek they stop to pick up the flour and oil and other necessities that Jengish and his friends have been gathering
Even the men from the rehabilitation centre are on hand to help load the truck
Children we first met in the orphanages are doing their part as well ...
and this next picture will blow you away... Even Jengish is putting his back into it.....
Time for a little lunch break ... look at all that rice ...
People with so little ... doing so much !
Sergey will continue to track the movement of these goods, and be with them until they are delivered into the hands of those who need them the most. We have contacts ready to meet them when they arrive, and start the delivery Please continue to remember them over the next few weeks... that they would be lead to the right place to help, and that they would be given safe travel.
Sergey has my small pocket camera..they have been told that they will not be allowed to take photo's in the south, and if caught they will lose their camera's so he will bring my cheep one so that if caught it will not be so hard to swallow... but hopefully we will still have the camera when we get there next month.
Just a little reminder ... match week starts in two days... as you can imagine... We are going crazy here with so much to be done there... please help us get back to work