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KARAGWE 2019 – DAY 9

February 4, 2019

SAYING GOODBYE TO KARAGWE Bruce and I left Karagwe after settling up bills, emotional goodbyes and some last minute photos. Jan and Accurate, Karagwe Hotel Manager Bishop Bagonza took his personal time to accompany Bruce and I to Kigali. Bishop is a spiritual leader who is recognized globally as a national and community organizer; an advocate for…

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KARAGWE 2019 – DAY 8

February 4, 2019

A DAY IN KARAGWE It has been an intense trip, full of connection, envisioning, planning, and refining. Our team is “on” all the time. Eight days “on” with a lengthy list of “To Do” items upon return brings us to a place of contentment with spark for the future. Our hope is to improve lives…

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KARAGWE 2019 – DAY 7

February 1, 2019

The day started with a post from one of my sons who lives in St Paul. The timing of this ETI trip to Africa has rewards of all kinds. Elgoodness (engineer) and Dastin (driver) joined us for morning breakfast, then took Bruce on a mission to see traditional Tanzanian architecture and art. The excursion also…

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KARAGWE 2019 – DAY 6

January 31, 2019

Another full and amazing day. Boiler Up! Our visits to Karagwe are always consuming. Leadership teams here make themselves available to the ETI team which makes our site visits very productive. This is a solid strength of our partnership with KAD. Our day started with the purchase of 80 “PICS Bags” from the Kayanga distributor,…

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KARAGWE 2019 – THE DAY WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR

January 30, 2019

TODAY – JANUARY 30, 2019 – is the day we’ve been waiting for since ETI’s inception in 2010 and even before! Today was the day that the the first class at KARUCO transformed from HOPE into a real-life, flesh and blood group of 18 young people with hopes and dreams. Let me introduce you. KARUCO’S…

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KARAGWE 2019 – DAY 4

January 29, 2019

Karagwe is nine hours ahead of Minnesota so we’re headed to dinner and closing in on the end of the day while many readers are just getting started. ETI is always treated very well at the Karagwe Hotel. Below are photos of Manager Accurate and friends, Rebecca and Genegeva. We look forward to reconnecting each…

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KARAGWE 2019 – Day 3

January 28, 2019

Welcome to the Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda. I am so thankful for this absolutely amazing day. It started with breakfast in Kigali at the Five to Five, proceeded to the Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonzo, trekked 6 hours to Kayanga across the Rwanda/Tanzania border, then finished with a reception and dinner at the…

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KARAGWE 2019 – DAY 2B

January 27, 2019

KARAGWE 2019  #2B KARAGWE TRIP TO REFINE DESIGN PLANS FOR RURAL OPPPORTUNITY CENTERS January 27. ETI is enroute to Karagwe for the Karagwe 2019 Summit. Visit this blog to hear and see the latest from ETI. I (Jan) arrived in Amsterdam early today, met up with Bruce Engel at the gate at Schipho, and together,…

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KARAGWE 2019 DAY 2

January 26, 2019

KARAGWE 2019  #2 KARAGWE TRIP TO REFINE DESIGN PLANS FOR RURAL OPPPORTUNITY CENTERS January 27. ETI is enroute to Karagwe for the Karagwe 2019 Summit. Visit this blog to hear and see the latest from ETI. I (Jan) arrived in Amsterdam early Sunday morning after a smooth flight from Minneapolis. Many thanks to Steve Hansen…

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Karagwe 2019

January 26, 2019

KARAGWE 2019   KARAGWE TRIP TO REFINE DESIGN PLANS FOR RURAL OPPPORTUNITY CENTERS January 26. ETI heads to Karagwe for the Karagwe 2019 Summit. Visit this blog to hear and see the latest from ETI. Jan’s flight leaves this afternoon, arrives in Amsterdam Sunday morning where she will meet up with Bruce Engel, architect (NY).…

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