Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Meeting Iris

15th May
What an amazing day we had, when we got to travel up into the mountains to the project to meet our sponsored child. We travelled in a 4wd, four of us squeezed into the back for the ardous 3 and a half hours journey, much of it on unmade "roads". Our driver Donny was amazing at negotiating the potholes, mud and river crossings. It was difficult at first when we arrived, feeling very formal as we sat in chairs around the walls of the Project Office, attempting to converse through our interpreter. We started to gain some rapport with Iris and her mum as the hour progressed. The parents committee made us feel very welcome, offering cold drinks and painting a huge welcome sign with our names on it. It was a very emotional experience for all of us.


  1. Miss M and all the M-lings,

    I'm so glad that that you all are having a wonderful once in a life time experience!! My wish for you is to make tons of unforgetable memories!! :)

    After visiting Iris and her family are you beginning to understand why I have nothing but respect for the people of Latin America??

    Take care, drink your water, stay safe :)

    Pattie ;)
    Mazatlan Mx.

  2. Wow, what a powerful experience that must have been. Good on you for sponsoring, for travelling, and for passing on joy to people across the globe. xx

  3. I'd love to know what project your are helping to sponsor? It must have been great to actually see Iris in the flesh and get a first-hand feel for the context...


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