January 25, 2024
This week is intense. You probably can feel it from the reports I’ve shared. We had another set of ETI/KAD Summit meetings this morning and suffice it to say, we hammered out details among the main parties signing contracts for the work at the food processing plant (KAD, BE Design, ELPELA Engineering and Elgoodness Rwoto Builder). I will share a tiled photo gallery below from that very productive meeting – BUT…today’s blog is focused on the everyday things in Karagwe.
Women’s Carry Bags
Below is the bag I came with and the one I’ll go home with. A gift from a friend.
Circle Table with Lazy Susan
There’s no seating hierarchy at this table. And it’s complete with a “Lazy Susan” large enough that you can always reach the coffee.
Mecktilida and Edson
These two people are hardly everyday things. But they help me every day. They make every day easier and make me feel cared for. Hospitality and getting from A to B look simple when they are in charge.
I’m not positive what this species is. If you are, please comment below. All I know is that the flowers are yellow and while good-looking, the tree (shrub?) likes to make me sneeze and cough. So my every day routine includes Allegra and avoiding yellow trees. (In self-preservation mode, I downloaded these photos rather than getting closer for a photo. So I’m not sure I even have the correct tree.)
Outside My Window
Karagwe, Tanzania is beautiful. When it rains, it is green and lush. The fruits and vegetables grown here are delicious, the people are good-hearted and the panorama is calming on an every day basis. This is a home away from home.
Every day is energizing and comfortable for me in Karagwe. But it’s not like that for everyone. Poverty is real and the average income is less than $1.25 per day. It’s difficult to feel assured when money is so tight. That’s every day also.
What would you like to know? Comment below and I’ll see what I can do.
ETI/KAD SUMMIT 2024