#523 — What Not to Do, a Personal Experience

A current picture of the countryside in Musoma District. In 1966 the US Peace Corps assigned me to Rwamkoma Settlement Scheme in northern Tanzania just east of Lake Victoria. Due to the enthusiasm of independence Tanzania decided to jump into modern commercial farming with the establishment of a number of “settlement” schemes. The idea developed by “experts” was that farmers READ MORE

#522 — HIV+ Children

Progress at the building site for the Maternity Ward. Introduction by Dave Zarembka: Among the many issues that HIV/AIDS has brought, the fate of children born HIV+ is often neglected. “At the end of 2015, 2.6 million children throughout the world ages 15 and younger were living with the virus, but only about one-third of them were getting treatment (WebMD).” READ MORE

#521 — Peacemaking Lesson from Football (Soccer)

Playing football in the Dukire Tubane Project By Elie Nahimana, Coordinator Innovations in Peacemaking — Burundi The chief of Kamenge zone (woman in yellow dress) with the assistant to the Bujumbura Catholic Bishop (on left) launch a football match opposing Ngagara, Cibitoke and Kamenge zones in Bujumbura. Introduction: The peacemaking Quakers in Burundi have always been very creative in using READ MORE

#520 — Physical Constraints to Farming

Part X: Benefits of Small Scale Farming in Kenya Three weeks ago we had a tremendous hail storm here in Lumakanda. Notice in the picture above of banana trees that some of the older leave have been shredded by the hail with new leaves like the one on the bottom left are intact. Update: Transforming Community for Social Change has READ MORE