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Old Nov 5th 2011, 1:08 am
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The pics of the kids are adorable. Hope my contribution helps make their difficult lives a bit happier......and good for you for helping these kids.....they are our future......
Thanks so much. Fiorella thanks you.
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Thanks JG. Cris Jade thanks you.
Great work D. I love your blog. The orphanage may not have a great deal but I was impressed how clean and tidy everything was. All down to the helpers and children I presume.

The children look so happy...again down to helpers like you.
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Thanks so much. Fiorella thanks you.
Give the kids a big hug and kiss for me. It was the least my family could do. We have so much; it was only proper to give something to those with so little......
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Great work D. I love your blog. The orphanage may not have a great deal but I was impressed how clean and tidy everything was. All down to the helpers and children I presume.

The children look so happy...again down to helpers like you.
The kids do most of the work keeping the place neat as possible. They tend the gardens, bake the bread, tend to the animals. Of course without interfering with school. Sunday is their lazy day.
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The kids do most of the work keeping the place neat as possible. They tend the gardens, bake the bread, tend to the animals. Of course without interfering with school. Sunday is their lazy day.
Sounds like they deserve a lazy day.

Do any of the animals end up as food?
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Sounds like they deserve a lazy day.

Do any of the animals end up as food?
JG - only you would ask something like that......
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Sounds like they deserve a lazy day.

Do any of the animals end up as food?
The Cuy (guinea pigs) do. They also have three really big pigs and I think that perhaps once a year, if there is a breeding, they might see some pork. They also had rabbits, but there are only a few now. They have some sheep and a lamb was just born, but I don't now if that will end up on the menu eventually or not. The animals are good therapy for them. Many of them were simply abandoned, or given up because their parents either did not want them or could not afford them. In some cases there was physical or sexual abuse. They have a lot of baggage to carry, so anything to let them think about something good instead is a blessing.
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The Cuy (guinea pigs) do. They also have three really big pigs and I think that perhaps once a year, if there is a breeding, they might see some pork. They also had rabbits, but there are only a few now. They have some sheep and a lamb was just born, but I don't now if that will end up on the menu eventually or not. The animals are good therapy for them. Many of them were simply abandoned, or given up because their parents either did not want them or could not afford them. In some cases there was physical or sexual abuse. They have a lot of baggage to carry, so anything to let them think about something good instead is a blessing.
I read in your blog that some of the animals were used for therapy...that's why I asked. Animals are certainly great therapy and it does kids good to have the responsibility of caring for them.

Guinea pigs that's the last animal I would have thought of. I was thinking more of the pigs and lambs.
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JG - only you would ask something like that......
I know I can't help it...straight to the point that's me.
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I read in your blog that some of the animals were used for therapy...that's why I asked. Animals are certainly great therapy and it does kids good to have the responsibility of caring for them.

Guinea pigs that's the last animal I would have thought of. I was thinking more of the pigs and lambs.
Guinea pigs are actually pretty much the same family as rabbit. Very common food here in the mountains. I never eat it because in restaurants they serve it on a platter, head still on, teeth showing, legs outstretched. Sort of takes away my appetite.
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Chipin seems to be having issues with their website at the moment. If you cannot connect there, here is our alternative pledge/donation site. http://pledgie.com/campaigns/16232
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Chipin seems to be having issues with their website at the moment. If you cannot connect there, here is our alternative pledge/donation site. http://pledgie.com/campaigns/16232
Meant to ask last nite, do they have a sponsorship program, where people can sponsor one child or two at a time?
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Meant to ask last nite, do they have a sponsorship program, where people can sponsor one child or two at a time?
You know, in one way it singles out certain children for special treatment over the others. They might agree to it, but there is a real community spirit among the kids and I think the preference is for communal help. Even I hesitate to do extra for a few of my favorites (there are a few who remind me so much of my daughters that I adore them) because it could cause the others to feel left out. If there were sufficient people to do so for all the children, that is something different. That is just my opinion, but I'm going tomorrow with some fruit and I will ask about it. I would love to see all the kids have someone who would individually sponsor them in some manner.
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More of the kids.

Gadiel age 6. Gisella Yoselin age 8, Christian age 9.
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Nataly 17, Jean Pierre 5, Jainer 10
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