The Blog

A basic life

Sat, 2013-05-25
Articles in this blog have frequently mentioned poverty or families that don't eat every day. Even when talking to these people, truly understanding the life they lead is almost impossible, not least because of the uncomplaining dignity that they show.

Project expansion

Fri, 2013-05-24
One of the reasons for this trip to Rwanda is to find suitable partners that we can work with. To that end we have come to Rwamagana and today met with Gasore Constatin, the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Restoration Church.

The daily routine

Tue, 2013-05-21
After a couple of weeks back in Africa, we are settling in to a daily routine which had been forgotten. The day starts before dawn, usually because of an early bedtime the night before as there isn't a lot to do in the dark evenings. Here in Rwamagana, the Imam at the mosque down the road helps get things moving at 4am with his call to prayers over a very effective loudspeaker.


Sat, 2013-05-18
The knack to surviving in Africa is taking opportunities when they come along, and knowing which opportunities to let pass. Water and electricity are good examples of the first and it usually makes sense to get the laptop and phone charged while power is available.

Nyamirambo again

Thu, 2013-05-16

At first glance, little has changed in Kigali city centre since our last visit. On closer inspection, the shiny new buildings start to stick out where previously there had been construction sites. The National Bank of Rwanda has published figures claiming a 7% growth rate in the economy. Albeit from a small base this is steady growth not to be sniffed at.