My Last Day in Tanzania

Greetings from Tanzania, on my last day here.  I leave for Uganda early tomorrow morning and am excited but a little apprehensive because I am going to a new place by myself to meet people, who I’ve only gotten to know through emails.  Also, I have loved my stay in Tanzania so much it is hard to leave the group and my hosts behind.  Today we went to a local farm that grows all kinds of crops and raises dairy cattle, meat cattle and meat goats.  The owner was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much.  He grows about 9 different types of bananas.  Some are for eating like in the US, some are for cooking up to make a mashed potato-like substance and some are for making alcoholic beverages.  He doesn’t process the latter but grows them only as an example of what farmers can grow.

Yesterday we visited 3 families affected by the HIV/AIDS virus.  They all lived in a very rural area and have been given support through American sponsors and the local AIDS control program.  This is an outreach group of the Lutheran church here.  I was able to deliver more dresses and shorts to the orphaned and poor children.  They were excited to have us visit and were surprised at the gifts.  I will talk to you more from Uganda, where I hope to have Internet access and the ability to upload some photos.  Kwa Heri (bye bye)!

About kbohan

Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Binghamton, NY USA
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2 Responses to My Last Day in Tanzania

  1. ED Foote says:

    Safe travels! I’ve been enjoying your blogs!

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  2. Tina Koerber says:

    Have a safe trip to Uganda Looking to read about your adventures.

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