With hot season in full tilt and the surgical camp winding down, I found most of my new friends hanging out in the shade today.
I just love the simple things in life and these woven mats provide a place to rest about anywhere. Portable and easy to clean…no, I am not gonna try selling them on here. But they are quite nice and colorful and very handy. Most Nigerien people spend the majority of their time outside. Many cook outside, bathe, and even rest during the day. Here at the hostel they can be found in different shady spots as the chase the shade to stay cool.
Speaking of simple things, I loved watching this little guy (middle pic) pull his truck along with a piece of plastic mat that he tied to the end. Anyways. It was another fun day with the kids. Despite the heat they talked me into a few dances and this time Issafou joined me.
First we all and I mean ALL piled into his nice fresh cool office to place the batteries into the I Pod. Everyone just loves Issafou! He was such a help as he is so full of joy and speaks Hausa!! The number of participants has grown significantly and they really follow quite nicely. I was happy and sweat soaked as I left the hospital. So thankful for shade (and A/C). It sure is hot out there today!