Last weekend was really quiet because the people didn't know we were back yet. Then Monday morning arrived, and we had visitors lining up to talk with us and beg for 'things' (clothes, food, medicines). Now normally, we don't just give 'things' out for free (besides medicine) but I made an exception this week for a couple of children. I only had a couple pairs of kids shoes to give out and they all went to the children with chiggers. Don't proceed with this blog if you're the queasy type. Chiggers start out as sand fleas that dig into the skin of hands and feet (sometimes under nails); to get them out, one has to dig with a needle under an egg sack and carefully pull them out, leaving a gaping hole in the foot. The chigger looks like a baby tooth and is actually about that size. The children must wear shoes in order to prevent getting chiggers, but most Karamojong children have never owned a pair of shoes.