There is something I should say about Somalia. You won't understand it, not having been there. These people's homes are made with tin, sticks, some wood, plastic signs for roofs, sometimes fabric, and the lucky ones have all tin. In fact, last year they actually took apart a house so we would have a place to set up. I don't think that happened this time. They have outhouses that are put together in such a way that they look like they'll fall over in a big wind, and for some people, their house looks like that, too. The people of Somalia live on less than $2 a day and are considered outcasts in San Salvador. In fact, they probably wouldn't even venture out if we held a clinic just outside the limits of their community. This is why we go right into the centre.
Here are a few photos I took today:
The community even made their own signs!
Police presence was so important today. We love having them around, especially when they whisk us home with sirens and lights.
I'd better sign off. It's getting very close to dinner time. We're having a banquet with all the people who worked with us this week, including our translators. Then we head home tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for your prayers, everyone. We found out today that our next trip is most likely back to Guatemala in February of 2012. Yup, we're already looking forward to the next one. ;)