Monday, 22 January 2018

Kolkata: Day 7&8 - Bolpur & Sonamukhi

We were on the road again, staying outside of Kolkata, having distributions in both Bolpur and Sonamukhi...our local hosts were very gracious at each site by providing us delicious lunches...we are most grateful at the end of the day for nourishment before our drive to the next location.

Yesterday we did 523 bedkits and today we gave out 703! 

In addition we handed out Canadian pencils to the first 150 children today!

We also had the opportunity to visit 2 homes which were close to the site.  One child received a bedkit last year and one received one today....very happy families to be chosen.  They permitted us into their homes to view the inside and to see where they do their cooking... Their home is about 200 square feet and the cooking kitchen is about 2 ft by 2 ft.   It is very evident that we are doing a great thing!  There is such need!  

Our return drive was 3.5 hours, which was considerably shorter than planned for a Sunday but tomorrow is a holiday as they celebrate the Goddess of Knowledge, music, art, wisdom, learning, philosophy, creativity and nature ... Saraswati .. We will enjoy a well earned rest day tomorrow.

Team Kolkata 2018
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