Thursday, 11 October 2007

Vitamins, vitamins, vitamins ...

At the end of August we had a huge delivery of multivitamins ... thousands of boxes, mainly of Thomas the Tank Engine multivitamins. Kenneth was working in Scotland at the time, so the unloading and sorting was left to us women! Two friends, Irina (pictured with me, Kathryn) Hajni (pronounced Hoynee) Sarah, a young volunteer from Glasgow and my mum helped get the job done - it took a mere three hours unloading them from the truck and feeding them through a bedroom window of the house! For the past few weeks we have been distributing them wherever we go, literally to everyone we meet! We have already given out thousands of boxes to street children and families in very poor areas. Many of the people with whom we work are severely malnourished, so we hope that access to multivitamins will help a little.

We have also been out to some of the poor areas of towns and villages outside Arad and next week will be taking another few thousand boxes out and about. Truth be told, we are sick of the sight of Thomas the tank engine! We also received fish oil capsules with omega 3 and 6 which (along with the Thomas the tank engine vitamins) we have distributed to doctors surgeries, clinics, centres for the elderly in addition to poor families.

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