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Urukundo Village is an independent home for Rwandan children created and funded through Hope Made Real and its incredibly kind donors. We are not funded by any particular denomination or organization and welcome all who seek to help the children of Rwanda and create a better world not just for a child, but for us all. 

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Friday
Oct312008

The American Garden

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The radishes serve two purposes. I get to eat them and the chickens get the greens.  This gives the egg yolks a healthy gold color.  Most egg yolks in Rwanda are a pasty white.  Our eggs are special and when our chickens are in full production they should pay for their own food and feed our kids.

We are planting every inch of land available. This should help with food for the kids. The lettuce and radishes and spring onions are for me. I remember my mom planting onion sets but never onion seeds. Different, No?
Friday
Oct312008

David at 4 Months Old



David is now 4 months old. His eyes are bright and he now weight 14 lbs. When he was found he only weighed 7 lbs so it's wonderful to see he has doubled his weight in only 2 months. He loves to be talked to and responds with baby noises.  He is not yet learned to sit on his own.


Davids bed was a gift from Linda Wise. We purchased it here and it is Rwandan. He will soon out grow out of it, but we will use it for other babies yet to come.

David's Motor Car


Crossing the lines. Crossing the lines.

David is no longer on Pascazee’s back but has transportation of his own. He loves the new found freedom and so do those who no longer have to work with this big boy on their backs. He is pushing it with his feet and getting all kinds of help from his brothers and sisters.
Friday
Oct312008

Wanted: A Real Farmer

Opportunity for employment
Farmer needed
Must love animals and kids
Especially
Chickens, cows, turkeys, dogs and in the future goats and rabbits. Planting is a must.
The Children are a bonus.
This job pays no wages, has lots of side benefits and the retirement plan is a home in heaven if you have done a good job.
Kidding aside, our farm will one day be an asset. For now it is in process.

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Blossom should deliver a calf in November and then we will have milk for David and all our kids.
We'll have an update on the chicken farm next month.
Friday
Oct312008

Love to Share

The Puppies The Puppies

Our puppies are soon ready to leave their mother. Two of the dogs are spoken for, but of course the kids want to keep them all.
Friday
Oct312008

Kids at Play

Our boys surprised us with a project of their own. Holiday from school has started and the boys are working on the farm, playing soccer and basketball and are building a house.

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The construction tells us they are learning a lot from watching the girls house being built.  We will have one of our technicians work with the boys and teach them some techniques.  We will one day have our own builders. Their house is of mud bricks with mud as cement.  It sure beats a fort made of snow and will not go away when the sun shines, but will only get stronger.