The more I looked at the number of presents still lying on the bed the more I felt we wouldn't be able to hand them all out before getting on the bus back into town, which we had to catch by five thirty at the latest. Eunice de Jesus, Mariama, Marlyne, Delmízia and Aniza were the next ones to have their presents handed out.
Eunice de Jesus (left) holding the presents sent to her by Henriqueta. Mariama's cousin (right) as she collected the presents bought with Mr.Breitenstein's money and the envelope with the necessary amount to pay for the school needs provided by Teresa.
Marlyne (left) and Delmízia (right) holding the diary books sent to them by Charlotte and some jewellery pieces bought with Mr. Breitenstein's money.
Little Aniza holding the presents Celeste bought for her (right). With her cousin Marlyne who came to collect the money sent by Celeste on her behalf (left).
Rosana holding the presents and money for the school needs Carla Brígida sent her. Among the handed out presents I included a disposable camera offered by Lurdes, a bright yellow skirt given to her by Beta and a hair band to go with it that I decided to buy her as well.
Lúcia holding the presents and money for her school needs sent to her by her "godmother" Carla.
Artemisa holding the necklace bought with Mr. Breitenstein's money.
Daniela (left) holding the jewellery piece and Silvana (right) holding the dress and jewellery to go with it bought with Mr. Breitenstein's money.
Márcio (left) and Ivanilde (right) holding the presents and envelopes with money for their school needs provided by their"godparents", João de Barros and Belinha respectively.
Juliza (above on the right) holding her presents whilst her mother is showing the envelope sent to her for the school needs by Isabel Mègre and Elisiane together with her aunt, whils tholding the presents and money sent by Teresa.
Jefferson and Flávio's mothers showing the envelopes containing the money sent to their children.
Jussara was given a new dress and some jewellery to o with it,which were bought with Mr. Breitenstein's money. The money to provide for her school needs was ensured by Isabel Mègre. She asked me to have a photo taken with a medal she was granted for reaching the podium during a race, which sheproudly wanted her "godmother" to see.
Naiade holding the presents and envelope containing some money to provide for her school needs sent by Carmo.
Carline holding the presents and the envelope with the money to provide for the school needs I, as her "godmother" handed her out.
Her sibling Veinilson holding the construction helicopter bought with Mr. Breitenstein's money (left) and the envelope containing some money to provide for his school needs kindly provided by Rosarinho (right).
Osvaldino holding his presents and the envelope containing some money sent to him by Teresa (left) and holding his brother Eduardo's presents which were bought with Mr. Breitenstein's money (right).
Filomena (left) and Kevin (right) holding the presents and money sent to them by Sílvia and Luis and Kátia respectively.
Micael's presents bought by Inês and myself being collected (photo on the left) and Micael himself holding them (right).
Little Roberta sitting on her mother's lap whilst opening the presents she was sent by her "godmother" Tânia.