Thursday, August 9, 2012


Today we woke up in Obodan and were greeted by a dozen or so of the village's children – all very playful and eager to learn our names. The smaller ones could not be held enough, and the older ones wanted to learn everything about us, just as we wanted to learn everything about them. Even going to get drinking water across the road, two children insisted that they hold our hands to escort us. After our warm welcome and much-needed showers, the four of us and Sammy left Obodan to prepare for the work ahead of us. Our first stop was at the Water Research Institute in the capital, Accra, to inquire about the proper way to gather water that will be tested for use as drinking water so that we may have them test the water while we are in Ghana. We next went to a mall in Accra to purchase any necessities not available in Obodan, materials we will need to survey the land, a phone, although we do not yet have a SIM card, and, of course, a soccer ball for the children. After eating a popular rice-chicken Ghanaian dish, we returned to Obodan to relax and rest for day three.


  1. I'm glad you're enjoying the Ghanaian hospitality and the kids. I miss them!

  2. Thank you for letting us know you are well and enjoying the company and hospitality of the people in Obodan. You are all doing important work to help people, and that makes me proud. They children have a way of imprinting themselves in our hearts, and they will be hardest ones to say good-bye to. Enjoy them!

  3. Yay the kids are the best! Glad you made it there safely and accomplishing so much