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It’s Official! Lalafofofo Earns 501c3 Designation
By: Liz Ernst
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Jan 8, 2016

Great News! Lalafofofo.org received the 501c3 designation letter from the IRS date stamped in 2015 (below). Lalafofofo is now an official non-profit, registered in California and the U.S. This is an accomplishment, and thanks to all of you and especially to our attorneys at DLA Piper in Palo Alto (pro bono). Please click on image […]

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Traveling in Ethiopia: 10 Things for Kids to do
On: Jul 5, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

Friendly people, interesting sights, safe, affordable, and easy transportation. Traveling with kids in Ethiopia is an enriching experience. Ethiopia is twice the size of France, and is located in the Northeastern side of Africa, just above Kenya and the equator. Accessing the country is through Addis Ababa, and short flights and buses link the four […]

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Traveling to Ethiopia: Seven Things to Pack
On: Jun 30, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

Seven must-haves for traveling to Ethiopia: Money Belt: Ethiopia is a beautiful and completely safe country. But petty theft and pick-pocketing are common. When visiting populated areas like markets and tourist attractions, it is good idea to keep larger bills in a money belt hidden underneath clothing. Smaller bills and coins are fine to keep […]

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From Moshi to “Disneyworld”—Traveling to Zambia
On: Jun 23, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

We arrived in Livingstone, Zambia June 23. It’s is a lot like Disneyworld. Segways, zip lining, rafting, elephant rides, jet boat rides, bungee jumping, ATVs, paintballing, horse back riding, helicopters rides, crocodile pools, music, food buffets, are just some of the activities you can do right next to the Zambezi river and Victoria Falls.  It […]

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Mpira (Part II)
On: May 25, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

When we first arrived to the school in Njoro, we were a little reluctant at first, and were glad when Coach Ally took the lead and got out of the car. He spoke in Swahili to the group of kids and had them doing stretches in a circle in less than 5 minutes. Impressive. Then […]

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Mpira (Kiswahili for Soccer)
On: May 22, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

Sam and Reid wanted to learn real “Tanzanian” soccer while we were in Moshi. Made sense. Ok, why not? Our life at home was totally over-subscribed with sports, tutors, clubs, etc, so why shouldn’t we apply the same recipe of enrichment in East Africa? Maybe this time we could dial it back and get the […]

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Rain & Bugs
On: May 14, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

In contrast to the “will-this-never-end” heat throughout January and February in Moshi, March through May is wet and green. The brownish-red volcanic dirt is covered with grass and flowers almost overnight from the rains. Mount Kilimanjaro occasionally pokes its snow-covered head out from behind the clouds, but doesn’t come out again to play until June. […]

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Fishing on Lake Victoria
On: May 14, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan
In: Blog

On a sunny Friday morning in April, we left school early and flew from Kilimanjaro airport to Mwanza to spend the weekend at Lake Victoria. It was a one-hour flight that saved eight hours of driving across the Serengeti, and so we were excited when Fastjet had an airfare sale and we could buy tickets […]

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The food
On: Jan 30, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan
In: Blog, food

  Most Tanzanians don’t drink coffee even though it is grown here – they drink “Chai” tea with milk, “sukari” (sugar) and add a masala spice of ginger and cinnamon Most Tanzanians have only Chai tea for breakfast, and prefer margarine to butter Most people earn less than $4 a day and eat a diet […]

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