Category Archives: volunteering

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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Tanzania diary: July 1 (morning)

The benefit of Sifaeli Kaaya’s avoidance of the main footpath through the subvillage of Bacho is the splendor of his alternate route. I’m not sure that he needs to worry as much as he does about bumping into the men … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: June 30

Three years ago, when Marianne, a Karimu volunteer with expertise in providing clean water, and the Chairman of the Dareda Kati Village Council toured some of the local water sources, we could never have imagined that this would lead to … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: June 29

Whether or not the unwarranted suspicion that Sifaeli Kaaya committed theft had causes other than the Iraqw tribe’s ethnic mistrust of Kaaya and his supervisor, Joas Kahembe—such as the arrogance that some of Dareda Kati Village’s Iraqws ascribe to Kahembe—the … Continue reading

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