Monday, September 18, 2006
Early September during our local "Gay Pride" has taken place an International event called "Bahian Heat 2006" right here in Salvador and for all of those who´ve thought that "Bahian Heat Festival" was merely a group of "wealthy" black american looking for fun and exploring other parts of the "black diaspora" around the world has simply made a huge mistake. On the last day, the group got together and collected some money and headed to a local "opened-market" where people from the "hood" shop for their food at budget prices. They shopped as we do (as at least some of us do.) It was fun to experience those Americans blend around the "bahian people" and they´ve did well. The nicest part of all of this was when we got to the CAASAH orphanage to donate the wheelbarrels of meat we just purchased. The orphanage helps children with HIV. We were received by the staff and children with opened arms. They were very happy to see us and we were very touched more than words can express. Check out some of the pictures that we took on that unforgattable day: www.bahianheat.blogspot.com
Sincerelly, Fernando Bingre
** Seeing those children smiling have made all the hard work worthwhile. I have been proud to be a part of the Bahian Heat event and hope they will return again.