Each day is going to be a different day, now that we are no longer with the group. At the start of the day I new it was going to be a long journey ahead filled with excitement but also nervousness. Shopping for the family was really easy and fun. However meeting the family began at a low point but quickly turned into a high. I was so nervous that all I did when I met my family is smile and nod. It was comforting knowing that I had a fellow REACHer (Monika) with me. Right when we first met our family, we dropped off our bags and went straight into town with them. We went into town to see where our mom (Mama Murjar) sells her embroidered blouses. After being in town for a while we headed back home. When we got home Mama Murjar started dinner while we unpacked. We finally took a leap of faith and broke the ice with our family and taught the children to play card games. In return they taught us how to play "burro". It's crazy to think that a family would let two complete strangers into their house. I guess they took a leap of faith as well. 

Clarissa B. 

Clarissa helping her host sister make her first smore!

Clarissa helping her host sister make her first smore!