Monday, August 31, 2009

Something Ordinary...

Growing up in America, I thought water came from a tap. I had no concept as to where water really came from...and all the steps along the way that water would travel to find me.

This Green Bay Packer's fan has a pretty simple understanding as well...push the metal rod up and down and the water will come from the ground and fill my momma's aluminum pot that my little brother is holding...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

One of the major problems...

One of the major problems encountered by NGOs working anywhere in the world revolves around issues of sustainability.

The date on the sign is "March 2009" yet the pedal pump they installed is already broken and non-functional.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I apologize for the absence. We have not had an opportunity to post in a long time but that does not mean we have not been busy.

We have had the good fortune to assist in the development and planning of a large water, sanitation and hygiene project in Tanzania. This has enabled us to take what we know from the Mara River basin and help apply that to other basins throughout East Africa.

Expect to see some more pictures in the coming weeks from our research on that well as some more from the Mara River as we get back to what we know and love.

Imagine...waiting for 8 hours everyday for the well to recharge so that you can get one bucket of dirty water for your family...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Research in the Mara

Karibu kwa Kenya Jeff and Kiki Onsted! They are visiting from Florida International University to search for old maps of the Mara to aid in our understanding of the river. We'll be taking them along with us to the Mara this week to meet the mighty Mara herself.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eating Seafood in Zanzibar.

Clams, rock lobster, octopus, squid, giant crab, jumbo prawns, calamari and king fish.