Update

Happy March!!

The weeks are flying by and our time in Moshi is winding down. It is hard for us to believe that we have less than 3 weeks before our year stint in Moshi is complete. Our final projects are slowly nearing completed and our time is quickly coming to an end.

Last week we spent a lot of time with the cooperatives. We spent Monday working with the two bag cooperatives to prepare an updated order. We also worked with them to formalize their business structure and to work out some issues in the billing and invoicing processes. It was great to work out a few details with them!

On Tuesday, we participated in a very impressive microcredit training that BCC conducted. The training was organized by a Tanzanian intern named Johnson. He did a fantastic job! The training lasted all day, but we only had to train the group about one section. We will discuss the training in more detail in the “Inspirational Tid-Bits” section this week.

We spent Wednesday and Thursday painting the Moshi 2 day center. Moshi 2 has been moved to a new location. The outside was beautifully painted by a local artist, but the inside was left primed white. We decided that we should paint the main room cream and paint the floor red. Joe, a volunteer from the United States through Mosaic is apparently a talented artist and he is visiting next week. We decided that he can do the artistic work and we would just give him a canvas to work off of!

Friday and Saturday were spent gathering last second necessities for our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb. Currently, we are on the mountain hiking to raise funds for the Pro-Mot Healthcare program. We will discuss how the program will benefit another child who receives services from BCC in the “Through Their Eyes” section this week.

We left for our hike on Sunday morning. We are currently on day two of our ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro. We anticipate summiting the mountain on Wednesday and coming down the entire mountain Thursday. While we are hiking, it is not too late to donate to the Hike 4 Healthcare.

We have added a thermometer to our blog on the sidebar. As you can see, many faces are beginning to smile as more donations roll in! If you are interested in donating please contact Megan at megan.moslander@mosaicinfo.org.

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