When we went to Maya Universe
Academy to make further plans for
our "Give Back" project, I had
a nice morning moment with
one of the families living next to
the spider- infested room in the mud house
I was staying in.
(Thank God I had a mosquito net
to protect me! Not that afraid of spiders, but
fist size spiders 10 cm above the bed?
Eeehem,no thanks ;)
The last day I was there
it was Nepali mother's day
& I had some
fruits that I wanted to give the
The mother told me her husband died a few years back
so she was alone taking care of the 2 kids.
I let the kiddo borrow my camera
& he took plenty of pics of his mother.
When I had a look at the pictures after
I really think he captured different
emotions of what it's like
to be a mother & a single parent;
The responsibility- The concerns-
The hard work, but then again- The joy!
Next week we are meeting up with one of the
founders of Maya Universe
here in Kathmandu to make further plans for
bio gas toilets for the students, teachers,
the volunteers & all the
other ones contributing at the
school- it's about
100 people using the 1 toilet they got-
EVERY DAY!! And the
closest water source is literally a
hike away as you have to climb a small
hilltop to get to the water tap.
Can you even imagine?
You can read more about our project here: