Conversations in Rubira

Last Tuesday brought me to the sister towns of Rubira and Rwakashande. These farming towns are located less than an hour’s drive from Kabale and are home to 3,000 people–mostly subsistence farmers. My mission for the morning and afternoon was to survey the area’s water and sanitation facilities to add more content to KIHEFO’s growing research on the … Continue reading Conversations in Rubira

Project HOPE 2014

A month has passed since my time in Nicaragua pushing to complete Project HOPE, so it's seems fitting to recap the experience more broadly here. Our project involved repairs to six high school classrooms and the construction of a multipurpose room at Reina de Suecia – a secondary school in Barrio de 14 of Esteli, … Continue reading Project HOPE 2014

Similar But Different

Canada and Nicaragua are different countries. This may seem redundant to point out, but it's always good to start with the truth. These two countries have different national languages, different climates, different histories, different economies, different political structures, and even different flags. Even with all these differences, they are similar in that they both have … Continue reading Similar But Different