On October 26, we serve the communities of San Felipe de Bajo. Upon arrival there already a long line of patients waiting to be seen. They were anxiously anticipating the day. We serve 203 people from these communities. There is a variety of illnesses including a lot of skin disorders. There were a lot of children in this community which made our day rewarding.
The weather was incredibly hot and humid. And then a storm with rain came through and the temperature drops significantly. Our exam rooms were under a tin roof with a dirt floor and sheets to divide the rooms. The sheets were blowing into the patients that were waiting to be seen.
An incredible meal was prepared for us including meatball, pasta, rice, and a sweet corn drink. We completed our day by driving back to the pastoral house in the dark. This year there was no rain though During our ride home.
Hema and Stacey