Monthly Archives: May 2013

Between one man and one woman

The Tanzanian villagers that Karimu works with often downplay the indispensable contributions of our full Board and our scores of volunteers.  The people of Dareda Kati tend, a little embarrassingly, to see Karimu as like a traditional marriage: as, fundamentally, between one man … Continue reading

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Karimu’s method

The first four paragraphs below are drawn from this blog’s About the author page.  The thoughts in these paragraphs are poor orphans, abandoned on that page almost as soon as I started the blog, three years ago.  But I hope that in three years I … Continue reading

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If you ever pass through Idyllwild. . .

Last August 21, a couple of days after Karimu’s annual three-week trip to Tanzania had ended, I posted the following: “After the good news we received last week about Ufani School’s new clean-water system, today’s visit to Bacho Primary School … Continue reading

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Bumps

For the last three rainy seasons, storms straight out of the Book of Genesis have repeatedly pounded East Africa.  The rains have wiped out bridges, roads, homes, and crops.  Sometimes they have taken the lives of animals and humans.  The problem of above-average rainfall … Continue reading

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