I had really wanted to visit this funny sounding rural town from the first time I had met Claire!VSO vol from UK, Claire, had been working in the Teachers' College and was ending her 2 year placement in October...So, the Dodoma Vols decided that our Regional Meeting had to occur there before she left. What a memorable weekend that became!! Thanks Claire and Katie for sharing your people and the wonderful work you have been doing with them.
The Dodo Vols: Fredrick, Liesbeth, Fe, Susan, Judith, Me, Claire
Wrapped in our kangas ready to visit the local rural women who are being taught how to build a poultry business. Katie, Peace Corps volunteer is leading them ....each woman who has qualified and is participating is making the commitment to their new business enterprise by building their chicken banda. When it is completed they will receive their quota of chickens. They are quite extraordinary and extremely hard working.
Heading back to Claire's little oasis at the base of the hills.
Kuku banda #1
Serious productivity....a seriously good chicken banda!
The walls are lined with copies of Femina Hip magazine (the mag for which Hanna, VSO Dar is working), from which Mama has gained much of her inspiration to dream big and work productively.
The main highway in Mpwapwa is for all the locals!
Kuku banda #2
Proud Mama sharing her vision with Susan.
Excitement for everyone as mzungus mwengi invade!
Happy that the delivery of 'Femina Hip' mag had arrived!
Claire, VSO UK and Katie, Peace Corps USA
The poultry business is a family concern!
Kuku Bunda #3.
' Proud Mamas'
A typical social ending!