Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 13: After a weekend of not talking about any Karimu (www.karimufoundation.org) projects, but a lot of socializing and relaxing with the villagers, we said our goodbyes today.  Long before the last day in the village on every trip, most … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 10

August 10: The mile or more from Ayalagaya School to Ufani School took longer to walk than usual this afternoon after Tumaini stepped on Marianne’s foot. “She told me she was sorry,” Marianne said, “but she has a good sense … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 9

August 9: Two years ago, one of our Karimu (www.karimufoundation.org) volunteers began talking with some of the villagers about founding a cooperative shamba, or farm, based at Ufani Primary School.  He offered to fund a collective bank account with a … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 8

August 8: Headmistress Catherine Boay Buxay of Ayalagaya Secondary School had hoped that her counterpart at nearby Dareda Secondary School would explain how Ayalagaya could connect to the Internet.  The Safaricom modems with which Dareda School’s Dell computers access the Internet, … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 7

August 7: After the good news we received last week about Ufani School’s new clean-water system, today’s visit to Bacho Primary School was an eye-opener.  Bacho School lies perhaps two miles from Ufani, and its water situation is grim.  A … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 6

August 6: Martina Hando, the nurse in charge of the local public health clinic, loved the idea of having the clinic supplied with a motorcycle to facilitate outreach to patients living in remote areas.  It seems, however, that a mere … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 5

August 5: Today was a day for attending Mass with the people of this overwhelmingly Catholic community, and also for hearing a more sympathetic account of the Barabaig’s secret religious ceremony. According to this explanation, the recent burning of a … Continue reading

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