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Shoes

After speaking to a friend who spent last summer in Uganda we have decided the shoes I have are not going to work. Because almost everywhere I walk will be dirt and/or mud, the best shoes for the trip will be sandals

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Pygmee!

I received an email from Flory tonight and can not believe how amazing this training is becoming. This is what he writes: “Again, I thank God for what this training will achieve in Africa. I have been contacted by one of my

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See Photos of Where we will be!!

Victoria Bentley is a psychologist from California who has been working with Flory Zozo on the Women’s Trauma and Healing Center. She was in DR Congo in June and is leaving again shortly – I will have the opportunity to meet her

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Some Interesting Maps

WorldMapper.org creates maps that depict the proportion of various traits around the globe and lets you compare them to the traditional land mass maps we are most familiar with. For example, the population map has enlarged areas such as India and China

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Birth Pants

I convinced Jeff to let me see how the birth pants will work (sorry, no photos). It was not what I had imagined, it was actually even better. The stretchy pants are not too baggy, but the baby will need to be

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The Journey Begins

Although I will not leave for Central Africa until the 24th of the month, the women who are traveling from the farthest distances (Uganda and Tanzania) will be beginning their journey this week. It is hard to imagine that it will take

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Latex Gloves and Baby Scales

It occurred to me today that Tammy had asked/recommended we each attempt to get donations of rubber gloves and bulb syringes last week. Now I leave for Michigan on Monday and I haven’t asked a single midwife for a donation. This was

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Luggage

So I had realized yesterday that I did not actually have a suitcase, let alone two suitcases. I told Jeff that I did not know what to pack in, and he started looking for a cheap way to purchase luggage. It seems

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Birth Pants

A friend donated some old stretchy pants yesterday, so I took the time to make the Birth Pants as recommended in the Hesperian Foundation book for Midwives. I wasn’t sure how big to make the opening, so I used the dolls from