Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Hi all!

This will likely be our last post from Rwanda, as we are leaving for Kigali tomorrow. This morning we presented our work to the Vice Mayor and some other important people (these are the same ones that we met with on Monday). It went well and John Peter did all the translating for us.

This morning after the presentation we drove to Bisate to collect our last rainfall samples and to remove our setups. It has been dreary weather, but we are here to collect rain, so no complaints. Back in the US I printed some of the pictures that I took last year and we gave the hard copies to some of the local children, who really enjoyed them. We were also caught in the middle of recess from school and found ourselves in the midst of a sea of children. As we have done in several different groups now, we juggled rocks for them and they backed away shyly when we asked them to try. Everyone got a good laugh out of it.

We said our goodbyes to the clinic staff and distributed cleaned “agachupas” – bottles to the children that have been particularly sweet to us. I am going to miss Bisate and all the children, but I think we are both excited to come home too.

We are running our last samples and packing tonight!

Our long days of traveling begin!


Kelly and Bernie

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