I couldn't be more thankful.
We just arrived back this evening from a weekend at Lake Kivu in the western region of Rwanda. It was like a vacation really, despite the 2 1/2 hour long bus ride, twisting through the mountains. We stayed in a lovely hotel overlooking the beautiful lake, got to take a boat out to some of the neighboring islands, went on a few hikes and swam till my arms about fell off. Now, tomorrow we ship off for another long bumpy bus ride to the eastern region in Mpanga where PROCOM's farm is located. We're going to spend a week camping in tents there and participating in a research project where we'll be carrying out household surveys and compiling data for PROCOM (who is a NGO located in Kigali). I'm really looking forward to actually participating and contributing to some of the development work that they've been spearheading. I'm sure I'll have plenty to share once I return!