Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chronicles of an Unplanned Return

Just came across this blog today. It is from a volunteer health worker and definitely definitely worth reading:

Chronicles of an Unplanned Return:
"Our morning cook shows up every day at 7:00 am. I am an early riser so i am the one who opens the gate for her. She is always on time and comes in looking prim and proper. I ask about her house today. She lost it and she sleeps in the street with her kids. She does not have a tent. Tents are given during work hours when she is with us. They will not give out tents to the kids. She comes in prim and proper every morning. You would not know if you did not ask.

Turns out that our staff is homeless and tent-less. It is the same at the maternity ward. Most the nurses and midwives are also homeless and tent-less."

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