Monthly Archives: February 2012

Out of Africa

I’m writing this last blog from Johannesburg, South Africa.  I have 9 hours to kill at the airport on my flight back from hell … I guess that’s what you get when you fly to Kigali for free using United … Continue reading

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In Search for Water

My second week in Rwanda began with our most adventurous field trip yet.  Jonathan and I were joined by Peterson (WFP’s Program Manager for the Rulindo Challenge) and Joseph (Rulindo District Water Engineer) on a search for more water.  Joseph … Continue reading

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Dimanche a Kigali

We started our Sunday with our usual walk to the office.  Although we had planned on taking the day off, this was one of the few days Pacifique, the project surveyor, could get together with us.  He promised not to … Continue reading

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My New Office in Kigali

Our last few days have been spent at the WFP office in Kigali.  We collected enough data in the field to start building a hydraulic model of the two water systems we’re designing.  We typically meet at about 8:30am and … Continue reading

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Too Much to Cover in One Day

We left Auberge Beausejour on Wednesday morning with the goal of walking or driving most of the new system’s alignment.  Well it turned out to be a much too ambitious goal considering the extremely poor conditions of the roads and … Continue reading

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The “Real” Rulindo Challenge

Our team of volunteers was asked to assist with the design of a new water system and build the local capacity needed to reach the ambitious goals outlined in the Rulindo Challenge.  The “Challenge” was described as a joint initiative … Continue reading

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Feels Like Home!

Approximately 35 hours after being pick-up at my place in Mission Bay on Friday night, I was met at the airport of Kigali on Sunday night at about 5pm by Perpetue, Water for People (WFP) Rwanda Country Director. I met … Continue reading

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