Saturday, July 01, 2006

I only have about ten minutes left online so this is going to be a quick post. I am SO excited to be going to the states in a few weeks. I'm starting to get nervous that something will go wrong and I won't be able to get on the flight. (Please pray this doesn't happen) The time seems to be going by fast, sometimes. Atleast it doesn't seem like I've been at my site for 7 months. Not a lot has happened. I'm happy to report that we had a women's meeting last week and scheduled one for next weekend. This is something I hope works out. There was a little confusion regarding me. I explained a Susu, which is where a group of people get together every week and pool money. At the end of one month one can take a loan from the group. They have to pay it back and then another person can take a loan. It's very popular in the developing world and in rural areas. At the end of the meeting someone asked if I had the money ready to give the loan. I was like "okay, step back, I DON'T have money." Hopefully it's cleared up, but we'll see. PCV's often have this happen-the community thinks you'll come with money and power, we come with neither. I still hope some women want to do the group. One person if more than none. (Be positive!)

Well, next time I post it may be in America- but I'll try to post before that. Also, I will probably post pictures when I get home. I have been trying to take more pictures lately.

PS-the football (soccer) was so fun and I actually got into it. It's hard not too since everyone here is crazy for it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to talk to you! If you fly into St. Louis or Chicago..let me know and I might be able to meet you!


12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking to see when you returned in 07 since I am taking a trip to Alaska next year but it looks like you aren't returning until Dec. 07... Is that correct? I'll be there the end of May - the beginning of June. (and of course I would have loved to have met up)I'm super excited!!!!

I look forward to reading your next blog. Enjoy your trip to back to the states!

I hope all is well!

Love and miss you,

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm glad to hear everything is going well. I can't wait for you to come home so we can get together and catch up. Hope your visit back home was wonderful!

Love and miss you!

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved seeing your pictures Sarah, and there have been several entries since I last checked out your blog! Sounds like you are really entrenched in the lifestyle now. Hope your visit to the States was wonderful! I miss hearing your voice and laugh!

Love, Kate

1:52 PM  

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