Tuesday, May 6, 2014


A bit too much excitement last evening: Widleux is a 10 year old boy from Guilleme, the village nearby. Yesterday afternoon he tried jumping on a moving tap-tap (a trick to avoid paying the fare) and wasn't so successful - he fell down and hit his head on the street. As the driver began speeding off, Enold and Berthony - two of our directors at Espwa who were leaving work at the time - chased him down and brought him to the police station. Nathalie, living nearby, stayed with the child and helped him get to the hospital in town where he was sutured.  Get this-- he was sewn up with no anesthetic. Yikes!

He came by this afternoon (see photo) to thank Berthony and Enold and to have his wound checked out.  Our clinic gave him some Ibuprofen and an antibiotic.  I don't think he'll be chasing down tap-taps any time soon.

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