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Bridgepipelinelunch.org was subsequently created as a fund for the more than $13,000 the Vaughan children raised to repair the footbridge in Kimashuku, install the mile-long water pipeline, and provide daily lunches for 150 school children in Mlima Shabaha.

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

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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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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