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This is South Africa: Life Outside the cities of Gauteng

Life in South Africa can be surprising. There is both incredible wealth and incredible poverty. In my daily life in Pretoria, I experience very little of the huge poverty problem plaguing this nation, but on a recent trip to… 129 more words

Travels & Sites

It doesn't rain "cats and dogs" here...

…but Parrots instead!

Panama – where the seasons are “wet” and “wetter.” ;-)

My first couple weeks here have been busy, sometimes hectic, most always muddy and GREAT! 700 more words


Hands On: the halfway mark

Unbelievably, we are already halfway through our project in Kitui. So much has been achieved in this short time, but there is much still to be done, and no time to waste. 163 more words


Composting Toilets

Open defecation is a massive issue in many places across Ethiopia; I can attest to this, as it’s one of the biggest problems that my community faced. 242 more words


A Whirlwind of Data Collection

Last week was a big week. I’ll start with the weekend, to provide some continuity, and then get into the meat of the work side of things, which is the exciting part. 1,854 more words


World Water Day What?

World Water Day 2015: A Different Kind of Celebration

March 22nd. Does this day have any significance to you? If it doesn’t yet, it will. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as the first official World Water Day. 513 more words


Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations

Roman latrines, Ostia Antica (Italy)

Have you ever felt interested in the archaeology of public hygiene? Then this might be your book!

Piers D. Mitchell (ed), … 258 more words