Today we are joined by four French 18 year old 'Scouts', from Paris and we are happy to have the assistance. The children are eager for the feeding to begin and over 400 children are fed. They have to be constantly chased away from the food preparation area and from the French visitors, who became quite the spectacle.
It is monsoon season now, so the days are extremely humid. 95F/35C and humid feels much more suffocating than the 110F/ 44C temperatures in the dry summer months. During the day, it is fly season and during the night, it is the beginning of the mosquito season. The food draws swarms of flies, as several woman are dedicated to fly-shooing detail.
The children are satisfied, the mothers are happy, and the community seems genuinely grateful. Afterwards, the ASMITA staff share the day's vegetable curry and puris together. There is a sense of togetherness, of family, and of bonding that happens when a group comes together to serve our neighbors in a good cause. We thank each of you in Sai Maa's community for feeding these children and for the opportunity to serve on your behalf.