Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 26, 2013: Mt. Mulanje – Do Not Go There or The Place You Cannot Reach

<a All the data we collected in the field the past few weeks was stored on Android phones using a special application called FLOW that has been customized for the survey needs of WFP. The application includes a GPS feature … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013: Africa – The Great Teacher

With the end of our assignment fast approaching, I’m finding myself reflecting on the past few weeks. It will probably take a little while for it all to fully sink in but what I know for sure is that I’ll … Continue reading

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September 23-24, 2013: No worries, she’ll be fine… she’s only a 2+

a href=”https://waterplusgorillas.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/malawi-2013-697c.jpg”&gt; When I returned to work on Monday morning, Pattie asked me if she could leave at 3pm to take her 11-year old daughter to the clinic. She had been really lethargic and throwing up the last few days. … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013: Snake on a Boat

We were all looking forward to having a day off after working for 6 straight days. Upset with my decision to be adventurous and try out all the food Pattie served us the previous day, my stomach rebelled at about … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013: A Perfect Day in Malawi

Dancing in the road to the reggae sounds of Malawian gospel music, finding water at most water kiosks, continuing to make new friends with children all over Machinjiri, sharing a meal at Pattie’s house with part of her family and … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013: A Day of Many “Firsts”

Being immersed in Malawian life has been by far the most rewarding part of this trip. What a gift to have the ability to interact so intimately with the residents of these low-income communities. I wasn’t able to get as … Continue reading

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September 18-19, 2013: NO Water for People

According to recent reports from UNICEF and the World Health organization, approximately 80% of people in rural areas have access to safe water. This statistic is grossly inflated if you ask me based on what I’ve experienced in my last … Continue reading

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