Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Visit from the Public Health Institute

Blog 8   On Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting Christine Carabello from the Public Health Institute in Butare. Christine was staying in Kigali for the week for various meetings and to meet with GW and Lawrence’s GROW teams … Continue reading

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En Vacance

This week, from Monday until Wednesday, Melissa and I travelled to Gisenyi, a town in the Western province of Rwanda which borders Lake Kivu and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Everything about Gisenyi, including the bus ride there, was … Continue reading

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Baby Naming Ceremony

Blog 7 This past weekend, Alex and I were invited to participate in the baby naming ceremony for Vincent and Joselyn’s three week old son. In Rwandan culture, the baby naming ceremony is a traditional gathering that usually occurs eight … Continue reading

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Cultivation

This morning, we went to visit the MHEP cooperative once again.  The potatoes have been planted, and have been growing very well since our last visit.  Today, the women were weeding and aerating the land.  Luckily with potatoes, in comparison … Continue reading

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