Monthly Archives: June 2011

From the clinic to the dance floor

Our maternal health education program is run by RVCP’s head of initiatives, Peter, and the initiatives secretary, who also happens to be named Peter. To make our lives easier, and because they are such a perfect duo, we have taken … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Tinnery

On Friday, we woke up on the earlier side, got breakfast and then took motorbikes to a Tinnery. I had read about it in Carrie’s guidebook and with nothing else planned for the day; an excursion out of Butare was … Continue reading

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Mzungus in the Mist

(written Monday, June 20th) This weekend was the most spontaneous journey that the grow team has embarked on so far. I should mention before I begin this story that the girls and I have been bummed since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Waking Up Content Is A Good Feeling

Today was a nice, slow day. Last night MJ moved into Alyssa’s room and Katy took the mattress above my bed and we shifted all our stuff around. After tidying up a bit, we now have lots of space and … Continue reading

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2°36′S 29°45′E

I’ve been saying recently, in emails and with the GROW team, how in many ways I feel as if I could be in some small part of Vermont. I know that must sound crazy to say this little landlocked country … Continue reading

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The secrets of Murambi Hill

Hello, dearest friends and family, I hope that before reading this post you’ll read the one Carrie posted yesterday, titled Success Story. That will give you a picture of current-day Rwandan life, especially for those women that we’ve had the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Two Days Late

I think that I have earned the award for worst blog poster on this year’s GROW internship however better late than never right? These past few days have been uneventful and quiet. Some of the girls wake up and go … Continue reading

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