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Mama_of_3_Kids posted 6/15/2013 12:15 PM

As promised, earlier in the week, here are a few pics from Ethiopia

We stopped in DC the night before we flew to Ethiopia. Here are a couple of sites from there:

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Ethiopia:

Eucalyptus wood used as scaffolding:

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Market Day (Saturday):
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More Eucalyptus wood:
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Looking down on Addis Ababa, from a mountain:
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CURE Hospital...amazing organization:
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Dyed yarn for scarves:
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Traditional Coffee Ceremony:
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A pretty common occurrence...herding animals on the side of the road:
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A shack that is being "hidden" behind a fence:
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Government subsidized housing (their way of "hiding" the problem of poverty):
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Waterfall in Dubai airport:
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Some of the shacks:
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People selling stuff on the streets:
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View from our hotel bathroom-where we had electricity, internet and showers...which were usually warm (being in a third world country where many people do not have these things made me so very thankful for them there and here):
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I absolutely fell in love with the country and the people. We were able to provide medical care to over 1,000 people (many of which had never seen a doctor). We visited the CURE hospital as well as Black Lion hospital (pictures of both facilities are restricted). The contrast between the facilities was amazing; the CURE hospital had many of the same (if not better) that our top hospitals in the US have, Black Lion was very primitive (but their staff did the best they could with the equipment they have available to them). Additionally we provided care to people in two villages, Korah and Fitche, as well as working in an established clinic in Addis. Korah is a suburb of Addis and is situated around a garbage dump (many of the people in the village work in the dump). On our last day in Addis we visited an orphanage and performed well checks on the children there (and I found two kiddos I wanted to bring home with me ). It was a life-changing experience and I plan to return to Addis; there is so much work to be done there

[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 12:24 PM, June 15th (Saturday)]

Jen posted 6/15/2013 12:57 PM

unreal ... So happy you got the chance to experience this ...

cass posted 6/15/2013 12:58 PM

Great pics Mama, thanks for sharing. Makes me feel very humble and very lucky. All credit to you and all those who share their skills with those less fortunate.

authenticnow posted 6/15/2013 13:15 PM

Unbelievable. It always humbles me to get a view of the way others live. Thanks for sharing these.

gonnabe2016 posted 6/15/2013 13:29 PM

Thank you for sharing your pics. Very interesting.

And what a contrast between the steel scaffolding in DC and the eucalyptus scaffolding in Ethiopia. Wow.

You've done some good in this world Mama. Thanks.

nowiknow23 posted 6/15/2013 13:57 PM

Amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing your experience, Mama.

Sad in AZ posted 6/15/2013 14:16 PM

What an experience, Mama! You did good

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 6/15/2013 14:31 PM

Wow. Just amazing! Thank you for sharing your skills with them and your experiences with us.

gahurts posted 6/16/2013 07:13 AM

^^^^ This!

Thank you for these pictures and for the good you did to help these people. That is just amazing.

I have a hard enough time getting up on scaffolding here in the US. I don't think I'd be willing to even walk under the Eucalyptus scaffolding let alone climb on top of it.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 6/16/2013 21:48 PM

Thank you everyone, but I was really just doing what I've been called to do I knew, once I got there and started getting to work, that I was definitely called to do it! Leaving my family was hard, but leaving Ethiopia was even harder. If I could make it happen I would go back now

silverhopes posted 6/17/2013 20:01 PM

Beautiful pictures! What a fabulous journey, Mo3K!

JanetS posted 10/8/2013 20:45 PM

Thank God for people like you

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