Saturday, August 4, 2007
After our time at SASO, we were headed to Ndi Moyo Palliative Centre. The centre procures medicines to help those with HIV and AIDS. I didn’t know anything about palliative care before our visit. Some of the patients were experiencing the advanced stages of AIDS and relieving their suffering was all that could be offered. They have enough land to tend several gardens to grow healthy food for many of their patients. Because of financial constraints the center is not residential but has two mobile units that can take medicines and food to many surrounding villages.
After all of we had packed into each day so far, we decided to spend a bit of time at Lake Malawi. The water was so blue! I ran out to the water and splashed around a bit. We didn’t get to stay nearly long enough. The weather was perfect not too hot, slight breeze, sunlight dancing off the waves. I sat on the sandy shore, looked out at the island across the lake, and reflected on the people who I had met over the past few days.