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Perseverance  
   

Perseverance

This lady works in and around the clinic, cleaning, cooking and just helping out. She is an extremely diligent worker and probably does more work than anyone there. She has gone through some hard times too. If you look at her neck, you will notice a huge lump there. She had a goiter (due to lack of iodine in the diet), but the doctor she went to didn't know what it was and tried to cut it off (sans anesthetic). So the huge goiter lump turned into a huge scar tissue lump. But look at the smile. That is perseverance. That is joy.
Home and Family and Feelings of Community

July 2nd 2007
Riding on the bus returning to Kigali from Kampala, Jacintha and I were talking about what we had done in the week and what we would do upon our return when I realized that I did not think about returning to Kigali, but of returning home. I realized that in the short two months that I have been here, I already think of Rwanda and the Anderson property as my home. A wise man once said, “do not ma ... read more
Africa » Rwanda » Ville de Kigali » Kigali

Rwandan Flag In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. T... ... read more
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