On Monday, the North 40 crew followed the rotary group into the rural areas around Milot, and the first stop was to the Children of the Promise Orphanage and Nutrition Center. A young American couple runs this amazing facility, whose primary mission is to keep families together. Many parents bring their children here because they can't afford to take care of them. Rather than taking the children and sending them to adoptive parents around the world, they help them get healthy and then work to get them back to their families.
Our second stop was a community water source that had become contaminated - a well which serves over 2,000 people. The rotary group has been designing and building a retro fit purification system back home, which they packaged up and brought down to purify the contaminated well. With the help of a lot of community members they're working on installing the system this week. We'll be following the surgical team tomorrow, so stay tuned!