Rwanda 2011

Will and I have embarked on our 2011 international trip, and have returned to Rwanda.

Last year’s trip was so worthwhile that we decided that we should come back to this special place.

We will be visiting friends we made when we were here in the summer of 2010, and making new ones.

If you are interested, you can follow our progress on this blog, and can see some of our pictures here.

All the pictures will be posted at

We left Chapel Hill two days ago — and flew via Philadelphia and Brussels to Kigali.

We were met here by Theoneste Ndagijimana, the Rwandan student we met last year, and who came to visit us in April.

We were also met by Godfrey Kalema, the leader of the Dufatanye Cooperative, where Will visited last year, and where he will be again in a few days.

Today we are going to spend time with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, lead by Pratima Raghunathan, seeing the work that they are doing here with Rwandan partners.

And tomorrow we are going to Ruhengeri to visit with Louise and Caleb King, our American friends who have been working in Rwanda for many years.

It promises to be a full, exciting and interesting trip.

For now, I am sitting on the terrace of our hotel in Kigali, drinking coffee and eating fresh fruit, connected wirelessly to the internet.

Stay tuned — more to come!

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