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Take, Take, Take Again

* The holiday season is all about giving. Here is a twist to consider. How about if we take… – Take action against global poverty and hunger – Take responsibility for sharing with our neighbors and strengthen communities – Take … Continue reading

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Coming to a Close – this trip…

As we arrived in each village we were greeted with women in colorful headdresses and traditional kitenge skirts (cloth squares printed with bright colors and patterns). They were smiling, waiving branches and singing. They would each shake our hands and … Continue reading

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10 Communities – Oh My!

The short time we are in the Livingstone Mountains means there is much travel to take place to meet with each of the communities. From the center of these communities, the furthest one away is about 15 miles, BUT it … Continue reading

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Here We Go!

Here We Go! Charlene Reiter is my companion for One Small Drop’s 7th trip to the Livingstone Mountains in Southwest Tanzania. We are excited to bring start up funds for the sustainable projects identified by 3 new communities last year. … Continue reading

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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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