Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Families with so little

In the morning we visited four families living in bare circumstances, most with dirt floors, single rooms, and made of scraps of tin and wood. The floors were all damp, the rooms dark with electrical wires hung haphazardly. Food was cooked over an open wood fire in the back corner of the houses. Water for washing dishes was discolored and pungent. Only one house had an indoor latrine. We noticed one of the little girls had a severe case of head lice that staff will work with the parents to remedy. In most cases the parents were bricklayers or farmers earning less then $50 per month. As a result of hard labor two of the families reported back and other injuries. Children of Vietnam was happy to be able to promise all four families a new home.

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