Well, another chapter has ended. Jon and I left Malawi on Sunday after a whirlwind few weeks of closing everything up. It was really hard to leave, especially knowing that we might not see some of the people we had to say good-bye to for a long time. Sucks. But, we tried to make the … More Tiwonana*, Malawi!
Since March, I’ve been volunteering at Baylor’s clinic, the Center of Excellence (COE), next door to a massive public hospital, Kamuzu Central Hospital. I was lucky to get this posting through Jon’s great colleagues at Baylor and I’m so glad to have this opportunity. (You may recall I had a really difficult time finding volunteer … More Volunteering at Baylor’s Clinic!
I can’t believe it’s almost been two months since we’ve arrived in Malawi! Time has FLOWN by. Since the excitement of the first week, a lot has happened and we’ve been discovering lots of neat components of life in Malawi. Below are some of the highlights, in somewhat-chronological order… Even though I’d been fully comfortable … More Malawi – First Two Months!
Hi everybody! It’s Jon. I wanted to say that up front because 1) you’re not used to hearing from me (new year’s resolution?), and 2) Naama rejected my idea a long time ago to put the author’s name on top of these posts, but I maintain that it’s useful for you, dear reader, to know … More 3 Countries in 2 Years – Malawi, Here We Come!
Through the contacts I’ve made here, I was connected with the Country Director of an amazing organization called Mothers2Mothers. They use a model of women who serve as mentors, going into their communities to empower other mothers living with HIV. Their goals, to name a few, are to reduce the transmission of HIV to their … More A Day in the Field…