Monday, November 30, 2009

A new family member

Mia it's a cat and the new member of our family!
A birthday gift for Mariana, but arrived yesterday, as she was born on October 9th, 10 years later than Mariana.

Welcome, Mia!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shool Awards

They call it "Excelence Award" and our daughter Raquel received it again for the 3rd time!

Congratulations Raquel!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Weelchairs for Cancer Kids

These are the two weelchairs donated to the Oncology Department of the Central Hospital.
They were donated by the Sunday School of a Church in Portugal. Thank you so much.
We still have another weelchair donated by a company in Portugal, wainting to be shipped to Mozambique.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Awakening in Maputo

4:00 AM - The day starts with the birds singing on the trees. On the background we can hear the call for prayers from the nearest mosque.

4:30 AM - The city is very quite, and the lights are still on, contrasting with the sky that is gaining is colour every second. Guards clean the sidewalk, and some residents do their morning jogging.

5:00 AM - On the radio, the National Anthem is playing and the news from the day before are repeated. The sun is there, and people start filling the streets on their daily routine to the jobs.
On the surroundings, some run for water that is still not available to everyone.

Good morning, Maputo!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Here are some words you need to know if you want to visit us in Mozambique:

Chapa - 9 seat Toyota Van, used as public transportation for 18-22 passengers.

Mola - Money

Celular - Cell phone

Crédito - Cell phone pre-paid balance

Maningue Nice - Very Nice

Kanimambo - Thank you

Job - Job
Boss - Boss

Mulungo - White Man