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Our Driver Msifu…

Once we finally arrive in the villages of the Livingstone Mountains, we depend upon a driver to get us from point A to point B. This is no easy task for several reasons: The roads are VERY bad The cost … Continue reading

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When You Empower the Woman, You Empower the Family

As we finished the last leg of our visit with our Tanzanian rafikis (friends), I can say that our journey  was full of hope and love. The 4 women’s groups (Lusanje, Kandete, Mesebe & Ndala) were eager to share the … Continue reading

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Waiting in Chicago…

Kathy and I were up BEFORE the crack of dawn to catch our plane out of Appleton at 6am. We are now at the famous O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where we do not leave until almost 3pm, so we thought … Continue reading

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Heading Back…

In just a few short weeks we are headed back to see our friends in the Livingstone Mountains of Southwest Tanzania. Joining me on this trip is Kathy Meyer-Blum (pictured). She is a teacher at Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School. When the … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Nurse Katie – Limited Resources

Since coming here, I’ve had to adjust to living in a place where everything isn’t available all the time. I’ve also had to adjust to a work environment that has limited supplies and capabilities. So many things I’m accustomed to … Continue reading

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Guest Posts by Nurse Katie…

Busy week I can’t believe how fast the time is going here in Tanzania! In about 6 weeks I’ll be getting ready to come home. This week has been pretty good and has gone by very fast. On Saturday I … Continue reading

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Nurse Katie

Meet Katie Mead! Katie is a nurse that will be heading to Kandete Health Care Center in January to volunteer for 3 months. Katie grew up in Iola, WI (where Tammie Jo is from). She went to college at the … Continue reading

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Take, Take, Take

The holiday season is all about giving. Here is a twist to consider. Might I suggest we take, take, take? Let us take action against global poverty and hunger. Let us take responsibility for sharing with our neighbors and strengthening … Continue reading

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Reconnecting!

As always, the simple act of reconnecting with friends and renewing relationships is the highlight of return visits to the Livingstone Mountains. My airline adventures this time turned out to be very frustrating, but it did not diminish the hearty … Continue reading

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Traveling Soon!

In less than 2 weeks I will be headed back to the Livingstone Mountains in South Western Tanzania. It has been over a year since I have visited the 4 villages and the women from each village that make up … Continue reading

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