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Entries Tagged as 'Volunteer'

KEEN Donates Shoes to Podoconiosis in Ethiopia

August 1st, 2010 by · 2 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

This spring we traveled to Gimbie, Ethiopia where I made a promotional video with Monica Barlow and Binyam Teferi to raise awareness for Podoconiosis, a debilitating disease just “rediscovered” in western Ethiopia. The video has since been widely viewed, including one very important viewing by the good people at KEEN Shoes. Joni Kabana, a friend and […]

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The Street Boys

April 19th, 2010 by · 4 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

Mark Twain delights us with the wonders of boyhood. Skinned knees and bare feet, wild with imagination and thirst for adventure. Jirata, Dameka, and Lalise would fit brilliantly into these pages. I can see these three scamps racing the red clay roads to the staduim on Saturday mornings to watch futbol, striking taekwondo poses, and […]

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When Antibiotics Aren’t Enough

April 12th, 2010 by · 6 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

Loaded with drugs, dental tools, used reading glasses and medical supplies, the Land Cruiser sat idle as ten Ethiopians, Americans and a Britt wedged their bodies into the vehicle, vying for cramped space. We were headed an hour west into remote Ethiopia, close to Sudan’s border, where an under-stocked, dilapidated clinic waited our arrival. Satellite […]

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April 10th, 2010 by · 3 Comments · Africa, Ethiopia

elephantiasis, Ethiopia, third world medicine, volunteer, video

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Tanzania’s Forgotten Children

February 26th, 2010 by · 3 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

Around the colossal baobab tree mamas in bright kangas sell tomatoes and red onions while the village elders gather seeking shade. A scattering of chinese rusted bicycles perched up on stands lean into one another. School girls in frayed uniform skirts of green and blue run past. Heads turn as the white land-cruiser explodes through […]

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