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Tag Archives: Africa
The life of a relief & development worker is never easy at best, but sometimes added challenges make it super hard to cope. Here’s one of Virginia’s first blogs from July 2011 about how she managed to build a few … Continue reading
April 25th is World Malaria Day. Over 450,000 people (mainly children) die each year from this preventable disease and millions (216,000,000) get really sick. Since many (90%) of these folks live in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria compounds an already challenging context … Continue reading
SNAPSHOTS: Today we’re taking a pictorial safari in Africa… Pretty pink flamingos in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Meandering elephant in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya “Habari?” (How are things?) Ostrich in Kenya A pride of lions (parked in front of our land … Continue reading
As we commemorate World AIDS Day 2016, we remember the 35 million people who have died from AIDS related illnesses and the 37 million people around the globe who are currently infected with the disease. Before moving to Tanzania in … Continue reading
25 April is World Malaria Day… and we should care, because? A MILLION CHILDREN DIE EACH YEAR FROM THIS PREVENTABLE DISEASE (and lots of adults) & MILLIONS OF PEOPLE GET REALLY SICK. Since many of these folks live in sub-Saharan … Continue reading
While working in Tanzania, we were blessed to have lots of support from the South African High Commission (the High Commissioner, Theresa Mary Solomon) & the South African Business Forum. It was inspiring to see black & white South Africans … Continue reading
In Tanzania we developed an HIV/AIDS campaign entitled “Kuamka” –WAKE UP! – a challenge to parents & children for open dialogue before it’s too late. Unfortunately for over 28 million victims of HIV/AIDS, it IS too late, but today the … Continue reading
I read this AMAZING book several years ago & keep giving copies away (we’ll see how long the current edition stays on VA’s shelf!!) Immaculée’s powerful testament of courage, faith and forgiveness amidst the horrifying Rwandan Holocaust of 1994 is … Continue reading