Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fishing Families: Manta Ecuador

Fishing is much more than fish…. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.       Herbert Hoover Large sea ports and tiny fishing villages throughout the world all have their allure and special … Continue reading

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SWAHILI 101

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run, and out of which they grow.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jambo fellow bloggers. How much Kiswahili (Swahili ) do you recognize? ( glossary below) Before we volunteered at The … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Tanzania ~ Ilula Orphan Program: Part III

“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.”  ~  Marianne Williamson ***I apologize for this post going out again, but a … Continue reading

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Why Volunteer? Part II ~ UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

                                       Village children around Ilula, Tanzania. “One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too … Continue reading

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