The Blog

Remembering a genocide

Tue, 2010-04-06
Tomorrow is a big day in the Rwandan calendar. Sixteen years ago, on April 7th, a premeditated massacre of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus commenced. The killings lasted a hundred days. This day each year, and for the next fortnight, Rwanda will remember it's dead.

A difficult week

Sat, 2010-04-03

You will have gathered by now that we have been having some trouble with our electricity this past week. At the risk of tempting fate, its looks like we are back in business. If we have learned anything here in Rwanda it is not to get too used to what we have.

The good news

Fri, 2010-04-02

The young guy from Electrogaz who arrived early yesterday morning with our meter, returned an hour or so later with his mate and our guard who had been told to go and collect the meter. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, as the mended meter didn't work the first time, we finally had power again around lunchtime.

Power down

Thu, 2010-04-01

This is a short post to say that we have been having some problems with our power supply in the house, and may not be able to put anything onto the blog for the next few days.

What we have been waiting for

Sat, 2010-03-27
Before we left Dunfermline we were aware that Tools With a Mission (TWAM) were arranging a container to be sent to Rwanda later in the year. TWAM do a superb job of refurbishing tools and sending them to where they are needed. They were also very kind in allowing us to piggy back on the container and send through some supplies of our own.

At last!!

Wed, 2010-03-24

It has been a long time coming, but at long last we have been reunited with our passports. Gavin’s was finally released by the immigration office yesterday. We now have our missionary visas to allow us to stay here long term.