Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Togo: A Distribution Unlike The Others!

Our 9th distribution day was unlike any other! The truck bringing the bedkits to the distribution site broke down en route during the night. We delayed our departure two hours and were greeted at the site by  Le Club Fraternit√© Maman, a women’s club devoted to bettering life for women in Togo. They treated us with wonderful singing and dancing.  Once they finished, the children entertained us with rousing songs as well. 

Once we knew that the truck was repaired and on its way to the site, we set up for pictures. 

After the truck arrived,  more than 25 people helped to unload the knapsacks and mattresses, including some of the ladies from the women’s organization as well as older children from the distribution site. Assembly lines were spontaneously formed and everyone pitched in to get this distribution underway. 

 At the very moment that the last child received his bedkit, it started to rain. We were so thankful that we had finished in time. 

Today’s distribution showed us what can be accomplished when many people, sometimes complete strangers, give willingly to help reach a common goal. Today we had another memorable distribution and 500 children will have a better sleep tonight!

Ricki Miles
Team Togo 2018
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