Last night we watched a Yakshagana performance; although we couldn’t understand the dialogue, we still enjoyed watching the dancing…and we had the extra special opportunity to go backstage and say hello to our dance teacher, Sheenanna. We made it back to our homestays late into the night because a traditional performance goes from sundown until sunup.
The next morning, we had a 7AM start! Everyone was tired as we trekked to the dairy cooperative to deliver our families’ milk from their cows. It is a women run program designed to collectively bring together the communities “extra” milk and all the profits are deposited into the women’s personal bank accounts. This particular dairy cooperative has been around for 5 years and is part of the National Dairy Plan. On our way back we also were able to try cashew fruit...you can kind of tell from the photo how that taste-test went.
At 11am we had an informative learning session about inequalities in the world. Then we had lunch with our homestay families.
Written by June and Johnny