Jon reports on the situation at this very needy orphanage.
Updated Wed, 9 February 2005
"The Internat is such a depressing place, and is located within a ring of
coal-burning power-plants (which is why my sinuses seized up the moment
I arrived). The smallest, tiniest thing will make a huge difference
here. Money for fruit would be a big deal and it's not that expensive,
but they lined up into the hallway and filed in one at a time for an
orange and a banana yesterday. And when they tried to open the bananas
from the wrong end, I just thought that was the way Ukrainians did it.
Their evening meal consisted of some sort of broth with bread and a
white-rice goo with a pink Kool-Aid chaser. I know they do the most
with what they have here, but we could make it a lot easier (I just
realized that might have sounded like pledge week on PBS). Sorry."
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