But first I will tell you a little bit about Djibi, who is 7 years old. He has a little sister who is named Fatumata, and she is 4 years old. Djibi lives with his mom and his sister, but his dad is not around. We don't know where he went, but it sounds like maybe he ran off and left his family, which would not be a nice thing to do.
|A village in Guinea Bissau|
There aren't any toilets or sewers where Djibi lives, so the family has to poop in a hole in the ground. Also they don't have any electricity. If they need to see a doctor, they have to travel for two hours to get to a clinic, and then the clinic might not have very many supplies.
Djibi doesn't go to school yet because they say he is "too young." This might mean that there isn't a school near where he lives, since there aren't enough schools for all the kids in Guinea Bissau. And the schools that are there are really rundown and crowded, and there aren't enough teachers and textbooks, so it's hard to learn anything.
|Djibi and his uncle|
I don't know if there are any basenjis in Guinea Bissau or not. I have never heard of anybody going there to get any, but that doesn't mean there aren't any there. What I do know is that the people are so poor there that they are probably more likely to eat their dogs than to buy nice dog food for them. But I could be wrong, because maybe people go hunting, and they need dogs to help them do that.
Anyway, that's all I'm going to tell you about Djibi and his country. Mom is sponsoring him through an organization called Plan USA, and she sponsors several other kids through that organization and two other organizations. If you want to see Mom's SmugMug gallery of all her sponsored kids, you can go here: http://evapics.smugmug.com I can't believe she made a gallery of all these kids, and she has never got around to making one of us dogs. It just doesn't seem fair, somehow.