'Thank you for loving us': Why Kitukiro throws a party when Ida comes to town
Shouts of joy and clapping arose in time with the music as Ida's car parked under the tree where the community gathered to meet her. They had called her three hours before, wondering how long it would be until she arrived. They had been anxious to get started all morning, and they couldn't contain their excitement when the moment finally came.
You can expect to see Kitukiro Village celebrating whenever Kibo staff member Ida Bazonoona visits them. It's not because her visits are rare — she visits Kitukiro every Wednesday. It's not because they expect to get money or gifts from her — she comes to teach them and never gives handouts.
So this is why Kitukiro village celebrates whenever Ida comes to town: