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United Hearts Children Center is located in Bawjiase, Ghana. It is currently home to 25 children, who are excited to move into their NEW home in the next few months. We are continuing fundraising to complete the project and have just started to fundraise for the United Hearts Community School. Check them out in my links!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


And rained and rained. I frantically put buckets outside to catch the rain, but it takes at least 10 minutes for the water dripping off the roof to be clean of sand and dust. However, I am unfortunately not able to predict the weather, so I filled up our water bin by the bathroom with relatively dirty water, thinking we can at least use it to flush the toilet. But the rain kept coming, so I proceeded to reverse the process and took a bucket to empty the giant container, just in time for Lauren and Fifi to come home and wonder what I was doing. We ended up not catching a ton of rain water for that bucket, but a few trips to our now full well fixed the situation.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of the past week.

This is the prayer circle they held in our house.

We had a fun day with paper masks and hats!

Cynthia scaring/playing with the little kids

Cynthia and Mary

We went to the site yesterday and the kids were mesmerized by the water that had filled up what will soon be the new building's septic tank. I used this photo as an excuse to climb on top of the concrete walls.

Ernestina and Irene pretending to cook

John having fun coloring and ignoring me when I told him to get off the table

Akua looking at the view from what will soon be her new bedroom!

Lauren and I hanging out on the steps of the current building.


  1. RAIN! HORAY! It doesn't matter if you collect dirty water; you feel cleaner after a dirty water bath than a clean water bath!

    The masks look awesome! I start my course tomorrow and desperately wish I was in Bawjiase instead!

    Take care of all of you! <3

  2. Absolutely wonderful pictures Bec! Glad you were somewhere you could post these without causing your camera a virus :) Love,