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19 June

Early Saturday afternoons out at Urias are noticeably calmer than the hustle and bustle we are used to during the week.

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Fewer garbage trucks are zipping down the hill, more parents are at home with their children, and everyday activities like doing laundry or preparing a late lunch make the trash-surrounded structures in this community look more like the homes they truly are.

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Little girls are playing house, pretending to make soup out of pebbles and dirt. Babies are futilely resisting their afternoon nap with as much energy as they can muster.

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Boys are running around catching anything they come across and adding to their collection of knee scrapes.

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This Saturday we spent the morning in Urias playing a net-less game of volleyball with a few kids and hanging out under the shade of a tarp just chatting with a mom and her daughters.

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We relish each instance in which they welcome us into their world, their lives, their homes.

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