These princess dresses and suits were worn by the young girls and boys who are disabled.
No photos were taken so I had to at least take these. I was soooo touched. The sister told me she got these in Lima. I gave her a huge cuddle. They do not see these young people as less deserving in any way. The bodices were boned and sparkly.
I would also tell you that ALL of the washing here is done by hand by amazing ladies helped by the volunteers.
I was not going to take any photos or post about this orphanage but this is to celebrate these young people the way the sisters do. I walked in one day and said "Hola" and Zoila said "Hola" back. Mostly these girls have no language but so many of them know how to communicate and react with enormous humour and pay great attention to what goes on.
Marie ThereseRoxana is the most interactive with the biggest laugh.
Luz Clarita is a tiny 4 year old who is going to become independent. She can walk and she feeds herself.
She had her own little dress.
My last day it rained so much that I thought the planned picnic would be cancelled but no way.......... 2 buses pulled up and many wheelchairs were hoisted onto the roofs. People were manhandled into the buses. Little plastic kids chairs were placed in the aisles to seat the overload of adults and young people. We had little ones on our laps.
The adults at the backUnder the slides for protection.
After feeding them popcorn and jelly for those that are unable to eat solids and a drink of course they were moved back into their wheelchairs to watch the soccer and the hilarious slidings.
This is Judith who loves music and has fabulous rhythm.
Kayley and Miguel - it was an amazing day.
We fed everyone and those needing changing were. So we packed everyone back into the buses and back home.