Post by Ann Marie
Mai called late in the day to tell me how she went to a school and taught kids about malaria and cholera. She is really loving the kids and says everyone is incredibly nice.
There is a story about a twelve year old boy that seemed particularly enamored with Mai but that is a story for her to share when she gets back.
After a long day there is nothing better than going back to the "house" she is staying in to get cleaned up. Keep in mind that "cleaned up" means a bucket shower with murky water that was collected in the morning. At least she has her toothbrush and toothpaste so she can brush her teeth. Well....Mai came home to the kids in the "house" she staying in brushing their teeth with her toothbrush!
Apparently they needed those too but it had not occurred to any of us that such a simple item would have been such a hot commodity! I asked Mai what she was going to do and fortunately one of the girls on the trip with her had a spare toothbrush. So Mai's plan last night was to brush her teeth and then lock up her new toothbrush in the lockbox.
To most of us this sounds awful but Mai insists she is in Heaven.