Our adventures in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission February 2011-August 2012.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
One of the many street urchins who survive on the few pesos they earn shining the shoes of kind-hearted people. They ought to be in school--education is the only way they will break out of this cycle of poverty.
These Dominicans have learned to live with the vagaries of life in this crazy country. Using a treadle sewing machine may seem archaic to us, but when there is no electrical power (it happens often!) they can just keep on working!
The stunning flora in this country never cease to surprise and please my eyes! The cacti bloom for only a day, perhaps twice a year. The flamboyant are in bloom for a good month as new blossoms open and the old ones fall to create a flaming carpet beneath.