Catch the moments one by one

There is a certain degree of mindfulness needed to survive and thrive on maternity leave in Mwanza. Mwanza is not a booming metropolis and as a result there are scant opportunities for Mum and Baby entertainment. Some entertaining activities can be created through one’s own initiative; others can be adapted to fit into something beneficial … Continue reading Catch the moments one by one

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My Liberation is Bound up with Yours

A lot of people move to Africa on a mission. Some of them classic religious missionaries and others compassionate humanists who feel called to serve, to care, to give. I came here under that banner, thinking I was going to help to pull people out of the mire of poverty. I came here with dreams … Continue reading My Liberation is Bound up with Yours

Living overseas doesn’t make me a good person.

I live in Tanzania, in a smallish city called Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Tanzania is a country on the Eastern coast of Africa. My work permit says I'm a missionary. The strapline of the organization I work for is  working "where the need is greatest”. And as a result of these factors, … Continue reading Living overseas doesn’t make me a good person.