A study in contrasts
Once Northport residents Peter and Corina Bolo complete their return visit to Kamanga, Zambia, this month, they will be off to Fiche, Ethiopia where they will participate in their fourth Habitat for Humanity build in six years
Ethiopia is in the midst of a drought and officials there are trying to prevent a major famine. Their work is with the poorest of the region.
Corina said the conditions are often in sharp contrast to what volunteers normally experience.
She recalls coming home from a build in Mozambique just before Christmas in 2010 and being conflicted by the contrasts.
“It does give you a different view of things; it stays with you.”
The Bolos, both retired teachers, might actually experience a greater contrast during this trip, though. After the build in Ethiopia they are flying to oil-rich Qatar for a short visit with Nicole Haire, the former principal at Summerside’s Three Oaks Senior High School, who is a vice-principal at a school there.