Ghana 2009 - Day 5
We left at 7:00am for a distribution in Winneba, just over two hours away. We were based in an open space outside the council offices. For me it turned out to be my favourite distribution of the whole trip — it had such a lovely warm village atmosphere, and everyone seemed to care so much for one another.
Once again, I saw many people crawling in on their hands and knees, and going away with a restored sense of dignity in their new wheelchairs. There were also some people who arrived in what I can only call ‘makeshift wheelchairs’ - basically plastic garden-style chairs with wheels attached! It was certainly very creative although maybe not so good in terms of comfort, posture and stability!
At the end of the day the President of the village called us together to say thank you and to pray for us. It was a really special moment. Everyone seemed so genuinely grateful and it was such a pleasure to be able to be a part of it. We arrived back at the hotel at approximately 7:00pm, after what had been a very rewarding and enjoyable day.