Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tanzania diary: July 7

“I think you don’t understand that we Africans believe white people can pick money off of trees.” Daniel Amma had been taken to the nearest Catholic hospital, several miles away, for treatment of cuts on his leg after a motorcycle … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 6

We are now a few days past the point when some of the Karimu volunteers began to weary of the blandness and monotony of our diet. It may be a bigger issue for the adults than for the teenagers, to … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 5

Sifaeli Kaaya has seen many situations go from good to bad to worse during his long tenure as Chairman of the Ufani Primary School Committee. He has seen even more situations move in the opposite direction. The regional government has … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 4

Having taught at Ufani Primary School for several years, Daniel Amma knows all of the local Iraqw men whom Sifaeli Kaaya accuses of spreading the rumor that he is a thief. Although Sifaeli’s fear of the men causes him to … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 3

The chicken coop in which we sat with Tumaini Munisi needed a heater. Mosquitoes have been no problem on this Karimu trip because of the cool weather, yet this was extreme. “Maybe it will snow,” I muttered to Sifaeli Kaaya, … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 2

The Karimu volunteer from several years ago who talked about lending ten thousand dollars to a group of Dareda Kati residents may have had no idea how much his words meant to the villagers. Paul Yoronimo, then the head teacher … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 1 (afternoon)

Moses Masawe wanted nothing to do with the idea of using volunteer labor by the community to complete the Bacho Primary School water project. He said he had worked with volunteers before on other water projects in Dareda Kati, never … Continue reading

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