River Community Covina’s Presentation on Yemen

 A River Community Covina participant took the group through the hardships of Yemen, a country that at one time in their history killed people who were addicted to drugs. In the 21st century, 85% of the population is addicted to Khat. The country’s population prefers to drink beer or wine to quench their thirst because their water is not free of pollution. We indulged in some delicacies of the country and a professional belly dancer provided entertainment for the group. We all sat in amazement and awe as she performed several Mediterranean style dances. Our entertainer offered to provide free belly dance lessons to the participants who found interest in learning this unique form of art.