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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 5 (night)

Now it looks like we’ll have to scramble if we hope to deliver to the villagers, before we say goodbye only nine days from today, all six hundred forty mosquito nets for which we had raised money. This afternoon at … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 3 (morning)

We’ve incurred our first unplanned expense this morning: a bribe paid to a Tanzanian customs official at Mt. Kilimanjaro International Airport. Dr. Linda Miller had brought about ten thousand dollars’ worth of donated medicines with her, but the official demanded … Continue reading

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NYU economist William Easterly states on his Aid Watch blog (http://aidwatchers.com/) that its “work is based on the idea that more aid will reach the poor the more people are watching aid.” In his book, The White Man’s Burden, published … Continue reading

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