Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Dolly in Kayapath

For the first time ever, a dolly recipient (not shown in photos) rejected the gift, perhaps out of fear. Keep in mind that Kayapath is far away from the semi-developed parts of Karamoja and the concept of a doll or any man-made toy may have been quite foreign…let alone a very bright mzungu. The nearby men quickly moved the gift to another girl who took a while to warm to the thing.

The older children pulled at the doll wishing to have their turn to examine the odd creature. Of course, investigating underneath the dress was proper protocol. In the end this young girl wouldn’t surrender her doll for examination by anyone else.