Location: La Carpio
The students woke up at their host families’ homes today eager to go to work again. We went back to La Carpio to help any way that we could. Gail showed us around the community, and we walked down by the river, where the poorest of the poor live. We were able to enter a couple of the homes and see how the people at the bottom live. It was incredibly eye-opening to see the houses made of tin that they call home. When it was time to work, we split into two groups. One group helped a woman put a true floor into her home while the other painted a library and read to and played with children. Working in the house was as interesting as it was fun. We learned the basics of making a concrete floor, all while working as a team. Visiting La Carpio was an impactful experience for all of us. It was nice to be able to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves. Not only did we help them, but we also got to know them.