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Day 2 Batwa Village Visits
Jun 7, 2014

6/7/14 Today was wow! The rain stopped and the area where the four new Batwa groups live is spectacularly beautiful. They are in the beginning stages of the project, as we have only been working with them since January, as opposed to two years with the other groups. The theme of the day seemed to […]

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Batwa Village Visits Day 1
On: Jun 6, 2014
By: admin

6/6/14 Finally, it is the end of a very very very long day, so I will be brief and elaborate more tomorrow. This morning, my husband, my colleague Delphin and a group from our partner AICM, led by Bishop Kayeye and I visited three of the four Batwa groups from the first phase of the […]

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Arriving in Rwanda 2 days late!
On: Jun 5, 2014
By: admin

6/5/14 After one travel snafu after another, my husband and I finally arrived in Kigali, Rwanda last night at 1:30 AM. We are two days late! Gratefully, we were greeted warmly at the airport by Jean Marie, our driver and friend, who quickly delivered us to a short, but well needed sleep. This morning, we […]

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Come with me to Africa!
On: Jun 2, 2014
By: admin

6/2/14 Today, I am leaving for my annual trip to Africa to visit our projects and to meet with potential new partners on new projects. If you would like to learn more about the work we are doing, hear stories about the people with whom we are working, see new pictures of the projects, people […]

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Mushroom Farmers and Final Day
On: Jan 29, 2013
By: admin

1/25/13 This morning, I made my final visit for this trip to meet the Kajjansi Mushroom Farmers. Kajjansi is located on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda’s largest city. This group is part of the Muru Pig Cooperative (called the Pig/Mushroom Cooperative in the timeline) and has 12 members, 8 women and 4 men. There is […]

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Meeting with the Market Cooperative
On: Jan 23, 2013
By: admin

1/23/13 On my last morning in Kigali, we met with the leaders of the Market Cooperative. This group is always one of my favorites. They are a dynamic group of women that are having much success and continue to be able to take larger and larger loans, as they pay back previous ones. If you […]

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The Batwa
On: Jan 19, 2013
By: admin

1/19/13 Yesterday was one of those days that made me sure that we are not wasting our time here. The day started early on the road from Kigali to the border of Rwanda and Uganda. It is a breathtaking drive, which I know I have described in blogs of years past, but it is equally […]

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Kigali Area Projects
On: Jan 18, 2013
By: admin

1/18/13 I will start by saying that today was a wonderful day, because I visited 3 projects outside Kigali, all of which are really changing people’s lives and are growing each time I come to visit. First, we went to see the Murama Pig and Chicken Cooperative (called Rwanda Pig and Chicken Coop on the […]

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Juba Day 2
On: Jan 16, 2013
By: admin

1/16/13 We had a very productive day. We met with the Mayor of Juba who liked our project very much and told us that he would help us procure the land we will need. This is particularly wonderful, because it allows us to skip a timely step of submitting an application for land. We met […]

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Juba Day 1
On: Jan 15, 2013
By: admin

1/15/13 Today it seems that luck is on our side. Firstly, I woke far too early, because of jet lag and really enjoyed the sunrise, the sound of the birds, the city waking up. We left the hotel in Kampala for the airport early this morning and had absolutely no traffic getting there. For anyone […]

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