Rwanda: Family 2

January 6, 2017

 

I had to adjust to live in the village and to wake up every morning at six am with 3 little girls and a toddler staring at me. I was definitely a sensation to them. My mothers house is compared to other houses in the village quite good. She has a floor, good walls and access to water in the courtyard. But the interior is very basic, only a few wooden benches and a wooden table. No money for decorations like we put in our houses here in Europe. There is no decent toilet (hole in the floor), no shower and no hot water. This wasn't a surprise to me but I still had to adjust to it. Village life is very simple. Next to farming, the house hold jobs, and cooking there is nothing to do. Coming face to face with poverty wasn't alway easy. You have seen it before off course on television, but it's something else when you see it with your own eyes. I visited one of my uncles, he doesn't even have a floor or ceiling in his house. But if there is one thing I've noticed, it's the sense of community. They are all in this together and everybody helps everybody. People in the village don't have a lot, children walk around in clothes we would have thrown away 5 times all ready but they are content with what they have. I gave my sister a teddy bear and she was over the moon. My brother couldn't stop playing with the little cars I brought for him, I learned my brother how to play the card game Uno and soon the whole family started playing it and the balloons I gave to the children in the village were a true sensation. There's no greediness like we have in Europe. People share and people care. I'm afraid that's lost over here. 

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