Every Time we go to visit our neighborhood, we learn something new about their situations. We learned that Francine, in her one-room shack, has more young people living with her. She went to see her family in the mountains and brought back two more of her children–a 15-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. She has one more child in the mountains, living with her other family members. The daughter is sleeping in a neighbor’s house, and the three boys are sleeping on the floor in Francine’s shack.
We visited a new area where we were told a very young father of three children had died before Christmas. He was only 30 years old. There were children everywhere, as well as elders. There was one teenage girl not feeling well, so we got her to see our Dr. Juanita in the Manman Angela clinic.