Monday, June 26

Monday, June 26, 2017


We met the Governor today. It’s hard to remember the last time I saw that many teeth. He was a very likable guy and did a good job at the infomercial he gave us about Burundi.

In the afternoon, we unpacked all the clothes, tools, and supplies we brought with us. We don’t distribute directly to citizens, but give to the NGO we work with so they can assess the needs. The tools are used by THARS to maintain facilities. One of my favorite parts of coming here is showing the local handyman (fundi) how to use the tools we brought. Johanna, the local fundi, was so excited he hugged a level and a square and danced a jig. It is wonderful to see significant life change with such a simple gesture. Their joy at the simple is humbling.

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