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Update — It’s Been a While

After settling back into the new normal of home, I finally have some time to catch up on updates. Sorry I’ve been so bad at posting and for not sending out an update sooner. It’s been so long that I’m not sure where to start. Here are some of the things that happened since my […]

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WEEKS 6 & 7

The past two weeks have been slow again as people get back into the swing of things after the holidays. I’ve been on the same schedule attending the hospital twice a week, the dispensary once a week, and SOS Children’s Village once a week.  In the clinic, I have now seen 95 individuals making up […]

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Weeks 4 & 5

The past two weeks have been slower with the holidays. I took Christmas and Boxing Day off. I stayed home on Christmas, and while it was a lonely experience, I enjoyed my solitude.  I took advantage of my extra time and baked a loaf of bread and some cookies. It was my third loaf of […]

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Third Week

It was a busy week that started with Tanzanian Independence day. In the morning, people gathered in the stadium to watch the President say a few words. I stayed home to watch from afar and enjoy my free time, but the sounds of people celebrating could be heard around the city and from the stadium. […]

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Second Week

The week started off with a meeting at SOS Children’s Village Mwanza. I am incredibly inspired by the people there, and especially by the passion of one staff member. Since he was young, he has felt a deep-rooted drive to help people. He wants the children, when they look back on their time at SOS, to […]

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First Week

It was an exciting first week in Tanzania! Monday, I spent the day wandering around town. Or more accurately, I spend the day getting lost in town. Eventually I found my way back home with some groceries. Tuesday, was my first day at Magu District Hospital. The photo above is from inside one of the […]

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Kanyama

Today was my first visit to the Kanyama Village Dispensary. It took about 35 minutes from my accommodations to the dispensary. Most of the roads along the way are great, although the drivers certainly get close to one another. At the dispensary, I had the chance to meet some of the local staff and get […]

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Mwanza

I’ve arrived in Mwanza! It’s been a long couple days of travel. The flight from Amsterdam to Dar Es Salaam was largely uneventful, which is a good thing with flying, I think. I spent the night in Dar, but didn’t see anything because I arrived so late, and left early in the morning. It was […]

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Amsterdam

I’m in Amsterdam! A brief stopover on my way to Tanzania. I landed at 10am this morning. The CitizenM hotel recommended to me ended up being perfect. I dropped my bags off, showered, and went straight for the trains to make my way into Amsterdam. I decided to take the train to Amsterdam-Zuid and walk. […]

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