Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tanzania Diary: August 10 (afternoon)

Over dinner last evening, toward the end of a productive but extremely long day, Marianne and I met with two pastors, Abel and Michael, from the Lutheran Diocese of Arusha. In 1993 the Diocese built the Integrated Agricultural Training Center … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 10 (morning)

Last night I had more to write about, except that here at the agricultural training institute our electricity cuts out at ten o’clock. The lights went out and Marianne, fighting hard with a book—a life of Maimonides—which she has declared … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 9 (night)

Three-time Karimu volunteer Cassandra Babcock looks for blood We devoted much of today to presenting and distributing mosquito nets to Ufani School families. The plan by the Dareda Kati Village Executive Officer, Christopher Awebosta, to hand out the nets on … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 8 (night)

Throughout the day Tiffany has continued to interview villagers about water use and their perceptions of its effects. She has started to come up with very different findings as her sample of villagers expands. Since I talked with her early … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 8 (afternoon)

Tiffany Wise-West has used our StoveTec rocket stove to test for fecal coliform in one of the local water sources, the one yielding the water that looks cleanest to the naked eye. She found the bacteria, though in much lower … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 8 (morning)

As holds true for so many questions important to Karimu’s work, we might not have enough time, at least during this trip, to ask Jason Kahembe how he determined the boundaries of Bacho for the purpose of his Community Survey, … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 7 (night)

Today was both humbling and rewarding: humbling in reminding me of the challenge of understanding a place as different as an African village is from where I come from, yet rewarding in correcting some of the misconceptions I started to … Continue reading

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