Monthly Archives: May 2010

Chinese Cooking

Small development nonprofits like Karimu must do their work on landscapes shaped by more powerful actors. An article by Howard French in the May issue of The Atlantic probes the capacity of China to alter the conditions for less muscular … Continue reading

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The unbearable agony of the three-minute download

The Bacho Community Survey attached to my May 18 post downloads at what seems an agonizing rate—it took between three and four minutes this morning, when I wanted to print a copy. But a couple of minutes into my wait, … Continue reading

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Three doctors will accompany Karimu’s other volunteers on our visit to Tanzania this August. In an earlier post I noted that one of them, Linda Miller, has taken charge of our project of supplying antimalarial bed nets for the village … Continue reading

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Got miracles?

In my May 18 post, I mentioned a study by a colleague of MIT development economist Esther Duflo which had provoked a rethinking of Karimu’s position on how to get insecticide-treated bed nets to Tanzanian villagers. The study by Pascaline … Continue reading

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The best price for bed nets

I just started reading an article in the May 17 edition of The New Yorker which figures to produce a policy change by Karimu. We’re confident that before our next visit to the Tanzanian village of Bacho, this August, we … Continue reading

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Bacho Community Survey

This past winter Karimu conducted a door-to-door survey of the Tanzanian village where our development work began. I’ve attached the resulting document, which is long but informative enough to reward readers who take their time with it. I shall comment … Continue reading

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As easy as washing your hands

The Karimu International Help Foundation began its work in 2008 by trying to satisfy the educational needs of the children of Dareda Kati Village, in northern Tanzania.  But it soon became clear that Karimu would have to address other needs–that, in … Continue reading

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