Doing well and having fun in Kigoma!

Updates since the last blog post… As it turned out, finding different sizes of barrels in Kigoma was a bit of challenge. The only available barrels were standard full sized barrels. This meant that the Kigoma TLUD would have to take on somewhat of a different design compared to our Arusha TLUD. Instead of using […]

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One more kwaheri to Arusha!

Greetings from Tanzania! For our final days in Arusha, we thought carefully about what the trip to Kigoma entails and how to make it a successful trip. As decided, Dvij and Jun went to Kigoma two weeks before the rest of us to start the briquetting capacity building while we wrapped up the process in […]

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Bye Arusha. Hello Kigoma!

After a sudden flight cancellation on Sunday, Dvij and I (Jun) made our two day long trip to Kigoma from Arusha via Dar es Salaam on Monday. We arrived on Tuesday morning in good shape and excited (despite that Dvij had lost his luggage for his second time in Tanzania). We are staying in Royal […]

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A Hybrid is Born

Day fifteen in Arusha starts with a quick breakfast of peanut butter and honey on toast and a little one on one football in the backyard with Philbert. The nyama choma (roast beef) from last night has taken Jun out. I admit I feel a little uneasy too but my tough Bombay tummy is holding […]

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Busy, busy

Jambo from Tanzania! The team has been busy, busy, busy as we spend time meeting with more organizations and building demonstration kilns. On Tuesday, we met with two organizations that DHE has previously worked with: EARD-CI (Enterprise & Rural Development – Community Initiatives) and Vision 4 Youth. At EARD-CI, we met with Naomi, who told us […]

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Hujambo from Arusha!

The 14X Bioenergy Project team has arrived to Tanzania! We got to the bustling city of Arusha in northern Tanzania only three short days ago. We were very warmly welcomed and picked up at Kilimanjaro Airport by Didas, the head of EMORG in Arusha. He took us to the volunteer house, where we are staying for the […]

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Farewell, Arusha!

  It’s crazy how quickly these 5 weeks have gone by.  I think I speak for us all when I say that although we are leaving, we are not at all ready to say goodbye to Arusha and the many wonderful people we have met here.  We are so appreciative of how welcoming everyone has […]

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Closing Time

Just kidding! It’s not quite closing time yet – we still have 3 days left! We’re in the wrap-up stages of our work here, but exciting things are still happening. In the last 3 days we’ve been able to meet with each of our 4 partners here; that might be unprecedented efficiency. Let me take […]

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Markets, TLUDs, and Peanuts

Hello friends back home! Though we are quickly nearing the end of our time here in Tanzania, work with the partners has been keeping us just as busy as ever. With just one more week left on the trip itinerary, we are scurrying back and forth every day to ensure that each group is in […]

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Makin’ (Village Community) Bank

With only a week and a half left here in Arusha, we are moving into the final stretch of the trip. We’re working hard, trying to accomplish everything we want to in the limited time that we have left! The rainy season has abated, and we’ve been enjoying five days of dry roads and sunshine. […]

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