Post by Ann Marie
So I was able to talk to Mai (at 4 AM) today and get more information. She said she is doing the blood testing of the kids for malaria and cholera but she pricks their finger to get the blood. At first I thought she meant that she full-on had a syringe and needle to do it and thought "those poor kids!". Mai laughed at me and said, "it's Ghana so it's OK."
Mai also gave me more details on the house she is staying in and said that they have toilets but none of them really work. She told me a funny story about how one girl went in to use the toilet and came out as it virtually exploded shooting "stuff" to the ceiling. Not a pleasant thought.
Mai said that there is trash everywhere and that there is not a garbage man to pick things up so everything goes into a pile in the yard and they burn it...plastic and all. Doesn't sound like something you want to do everyday but if it gets the job done you do what you need to do.
The team took yesterday and today to go to a different area about 45 minutes away for the weekend and stayed in a hotel overnight. Mai said she was able to take a shower in a real shower and everything which was amazing! They went to the beach and had some fun before they head back to area they have been staying. Mai said the food has a lot to be desired compared to what we eat here.
The little boy in the house Mai is staying in took her new toothbrush again. They are in a place she was able to buy a new one but she has another week or so to go. Next year she will be taking a ton of toothbrushes with her so she will be ready for whatever happens.