Tuesday, February 21

off to Africa

Today we booked flights, and we leave on Monday (27th) to fly to Zimbabwe and the Kufunda Learning Village where we will stay for two weeks.

Visiting Africa, and helping in the area of child development is something that Kim has wanted to do for a very long time.

Last year she helped establish a children's orphanage in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami. According to the UN,
there are more than 34 million orphans in Africa and some 11 million of them are orphaned by AIDS
, so I imagine there will be plenty to do.

Kim is 18 weeks pregnant now, so we thought it would be wise to go before the pregnancy got too far on and the baby consumed our attention for a while.

As well as helping out where I can, with a particular interest in permaculture, I am hoping to experience the culture of a small village population and see how they manage their own affairs. Considering what is happening in the country, I expect there will be plenty of examples of self-reliance I can learn from.

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