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Duct Tape & Hot Showers
By: Laura Vaughan
Apr 3, 2015

Duct Tape and Hot Showers …These are the two things that we don’t have and would pay lots for in Moshi. To say that duct tape and a hot shower are highly coveted is an understatement. Here’s what we do have instead that we pay lots more for at home… Food that is locally produced, […]

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A Bridge, A Pipe & Lunch
On: Mar 11, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

When we chose to come to Moshi, Tanzania we had no idea what kind of service projects we would perform. We wanted it to be completely “Do-it-yourself” from the ground up.  There is an existing NGO industry in East & South Africa that survives on volunteer-tourism, where people pay to come perform service for a specified duration, […]

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Bridge to Kimashuku – Tate’s Project
On: Feb 10, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

Tate has found himself a bridge in a nearby village that he wants to save.  Being the construction-minded guy that he is, he adopted a project from one of our neighbors here in Moshi.  Here is the link to his website: http://gogetfunding.com/project/bridge-to-kimashuku The story with the “Bridge to Kimashuku” is that once the rainy season […]

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One Month in Moshi
On: Jan 30, 2015
By: Liz Ernst

There haven’t been any more declarations of missing the TV or xbox since we got chickens.  If we had known in advance that it would be so easy, we would have bought chickens years ago at home.  This is a small victory after four weeks of living in Moshi. We have won a few battles […]

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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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Two Weeks in Moshi
On: Jan 15, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

The largest denomination of money in Tanzanian shillings is a 10,000 bill.  This is equivalent to about $6.  The average wage is about $3 per day.  Gas costs $1 per liter, so is very expensive for Tanzanians therefore most of them walk, sometimes over 4 miles per day.  In shoes that a podiatrist would definitely […]

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Blog 2
On: Jan 2, 2015
By: Liz Ernst

Today there were grey thunder clouds overhead and it lightly rained, what a relief it was. It has been 95F the last 2 days, and it was awesome to watch the clouds obscure Kili and hear thunder. Tate and Reid slept all the way through the night for the first time — 7pm to 5:30p. […]

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Meeting the new neighbors
On: Nov 2, 2014
By: Laura Vaughan

Our day guard is an older Maasai man, very kind with the big holes in his earlobes of a warrior. His name is Lasana and only speaks Swahili. He has taken to Tate and showed him where and how to look for snakes. If Tate thinks he has spotted one, then Lasana comes and kills […]

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