Who says you have to eat turkey to celebrate a day of thanks? Our day started out by stopping by a drilling site just in time to see water begin to flow from the ground.
We then continued on to a clinic for malnourished children.
Mama,baby and four year old were all good passengers as we made the long drive. The eight -month old baby weighs only 10 pounds. Her four- year old sister, though average height, also weighed in below normal. Each was evaluated and determined to be chronically malnourished.
Each will also be given vitamins and antibiotics to get them back on their feet.
The family will remain at the clinic where mama will be taught to prepare more nutritious food for her children.
In a short time they will be released to return to their village where life will continue to be a struggle but mama will be equipped with new skills and recipes using foods that are available to enrich their basic diet.
There are so many reason to give thanks! This year I am especially thankful for drilling teams who come to remote regions and give the gift of water to a thirsty people. I am also thankful for clinics where malnourished babies are given a second chance to grow and thrive.