Week Four
Arequipa, Peru

The orphanage is looking (and smelling) so much better. I’m so extremely happy! Over the past two weeks, I’ve spent about 4 hours a day on each room in the house – scrubbing down every wall, crib, floor and surface I can get my hands on. It has been a humbling, yet totally satisfying experience.

So the deep clean is complete, and  a cleaning rotation for volunteers is in the process of being put in place. Fingers crossed the operator of the orphanage agrees to it. The kids who have been sick are looking and feeling better.

Although it was an extremely unfortunate diagnosis, it’s been a bit of a blessing in disguise. The silver lining is a greater focus on cleanliness and hygiene. There is still mucho room for improvement, but overall, I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made!