Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tanzania Diary: August 5 (night)

Now it looks like we’ll have to scramble if we hope to deliver to the villagers, before we say goodbye only nine days from today, all six hundred forty mosquito nets for which we had raised money. This afternoon at … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 4 (night)

This year the villagers of Bacho reserved their overwhelmingly joyful welcoming ceremonies for mid-afternoon, so I missed them. We had spent the night an hour’s drive from Bacho in Babati, scattered among four different guest houses because no guest house … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 3 (night)

This year we enjoyed better luck than we did the last two summers in receiving our Karimu volunteers’ luggage on time at Mt. Kilimanjaro International Airport, near Arusha in Tanzania. Only one volunteer did not get his luggage: the unshakably … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 3 (morning)

We’ve incurred our first unplanned expense this morning: a bribe paid to a Tanzanian customs official at Mt. Kilimanjaro International Airport. Dr. Linda Miller had brought about ten thousand dollars’ worth of donated medicines with her, but the official demanded … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 2 (night)

Travel by our Karimu volunteers to Tanzania began on the evening of August 1 with a routine flight from San Francisco to London, followed by an endless layover in Heathrow. But the flight to Nairobi did not start routinely for … Continue reading

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