One of the first things our visitors notice about Mattaw is all our girls’ long beautiful hair. This is because Christabel, one or our house moms, puts a daily effort into keeping all of their heads full of perfect, little corn rows, beads, and hair extensions. Some of my coworkers also take time out of their week to paint over 250 little fingernails. You can just tell by looking at these children that they are greatly loved and valued.
My job more or less is to keep the ringworm at bay. I am planning to start them on griseofulvin next week (again) and then revert back to topical treatment. For some reason, almost all the African children in my town have a constant ring worm infection–probably from the barber shop.