It’s high time that we filled you all in on our living situation and the goings on at the BWU office. The BWU compound (as we affectionately like to call it), consists of a house (three bedrooms, one air conditioned office, dining room, kitchen, bathroom) and a library (shelves and shelves of books!) Three of the staff members live in the house in one of the bedrooms: Mu Sell, Cho Thae, and Ei Ei Nin (the current BWU intern), the three of us live in another bedroom, and the third bedroom is empty. In the past these rooms have served as a safe house for Burmese women who are victims of domestic violence but unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, BWU has stopped advertising those services. We checked with the staff (multiple times) to make sure we wouldn’t be taking a bedroom away from anyone.
Now for the grand tour!
Even though we haven’t even been living here a week, we are already realizing what an incredible opportunity we have to live, eat, and work with these women on a daily basis. Their friendship and guidance have been invaluable, we are so grateful!
peace & love,
Katie, Abbey, and Colleen