Monthly Archives: December 2008

Christmas and Sara’s Baptism (2008)

I went to church like a good Catholic boy on Christmas morning – It started at 8am so I arrived at 7.30 to be sure of a seat. 8am came and went and the church was filled but there was … Continue reading

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Kenya (2008)

I’m back from Kenya. I was only there for a few days but it was really great having some home comforts. Nairobi is like a European city in many ways. OK, so London, Paris and Brussels don’t have shanty towns, … Continue reading

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A day in the life #3 (2008)

Here is a typical day in Nyemo’s life. It’s 6.30am so Nyemo is less than active. Time stamp. This is the only decoration within the house. Breakfast consists of Uji (gruel). I didn’t think gruel existed outside of Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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A day in the life #2 (2008)

Barracka’s home. His father is a teacher and writer and so is relatively wealthy, putting the family firmly in the middle class. Regardless, by western standards living is basic – ten people call this small building home. At 6.30am, Barracka … Continue reading

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Distributing clothes (2008)

Yesterday I handed out some clothes which were a gift from my Mum. I also showed some of the children of the rehab centre a couple of episodes of Mr Bean. As there is little dialogue, it is perfect for … Continue reading

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Creepy crawlies and other animals (2008)

I came into town yesterday and stayed overnight. I bought one of the young guys from the village in and packed him off on a bus in the evening. He got to experience ice cream and computers for the first … Continue reading

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Visiting Dodoma’s blind beggers (2008)

I have spent today visiting a blind community in Dodoma. Unlike Buigiri, the village in which I am based, they get no support from the government or abroad. They therefore make their living by begging where they can expect to … Continue reading

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