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Playing with Mud

The mud stove program in Ndianda began with a conversation about cooking fuel with my host aunt, Yacine. She told me about how she and the other women in the village primarily cook using cow dung, as fuel wood is scare due to deforestation. 470 more words

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Let's Stomp Out Malaria!

Malaria is a disease I heard about in my studies of Africa. “Oh yeah” I’d think, “what a terrible disease. We should do more about that.” However, when it came down to it malaria seemed little more then a nuisance. 771 more words

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In Senegalese culture, one of the most important daily customs is greeting. At its base it is a simple concept: Say hello to everyone, each day. 428 more words

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Jegaam ngoor: I am grateful

I had a difficult time deciding on a topic for this post, spending the last two weeks reflecting on my last month and a half in Senegal. 821 more words

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