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Butare

Thu, 2015-07-02

We are on the move again. For two days we have taken a coach excursion into the deep south of Rwanda to Butare. This is partly sightseeing and partly business to visit Tharcisse Gatwa, one of the Mission Rwanda trustees.

Jessica

Tue, 2015-06-30

Yesterday I met Jessica. A few months ago, this little girl lived in a small house which had been a toilet. Living conditions were basic to say the least.

Call Me Limited

Sun, 2015-06-28

I am staying at the Scripture Union Guest House in the up-market diplomatic district of Kigali. It is Sunday, and as ever, all is peaceful. Little has changed since we first came to know this place.

Rwamagana

Wed, 2015-06-24

This week I am staying in Rwamagana, an hour's bus ride to the east of Kigali. The rains seem to have well and trully disappeared and the air has become hot and dusty.

School visits

Tue, 2015-06-23

Nyamirambo is known as one of the poorer areas of Kigali and where Mission Rwanda first started work. The main street is a bustling thoroughfare of clothes shops and beauty parlours.

Rabbit economics

Fri, 2015-06-19

An exciting night. Heavy rain on the roof made any effort at sleep futile. The frequent lightning and ear-splitting thunderclaps overhead provided entertainment by way of compensation.

Banana beer

Fri, 2015-06-19

We were visiting some of the children who have been through our porridge project at Rutonde and at one house noticed a plastic pail with a bottle beside it.

Back in Kigali

Thu, 2015-06-18

Fish supper doesn't translate well into Kinyarwanda. This is maybe as well because having to explain a case full of them to the customs officer at Kigali airport was never going to be easy.

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