Today was our last day in Eswatini. It was a chance to slow down and to reflect on the past week. We also took time out to support the local economy. In other words, we went shopping. We visited local craft markets, including glass blowing, candle making, batik, and other shops.
We then said our fond goodbyes to Sibo, our tireless World Vision van driver. Sibo expertly drove us to the Mahlalini Area Project office each morning, drove us around the community during the day, and drove us back to the hotel in the evening, averaging 5-6 hours of driving each day.
We arrived in Eswatini excited, curious, not knowing what to expect, wondering who we would meet and what we would learn. We leave with our hearts full of love and respect for our new friends - the beautiful people of Mahlalini and the kind, talented, and courageous World Vision staff. And we leave with our minds full of thoughts as we consider the many ways World Vision serves the Mahlalini community and how SPC can continue to support them.
We can't wait to tell you about it!