Category Archives: poverty

Suffering on Lost Island

This region in which we were working in Ghana is all that it looks – lush, verdant, cooler than the city, and peaceful.  We refer to it as the island from Lost. To me it seems a much more pleasant … Continue reading

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Of teeth and trashbags

The family who is hosting us return to the US for the summer today.  We had a momentous final night together, as the seven-year-old lost her tooth!  While the tooth fairy left five cedis (about $3.50), she forgot the tooth! … Continue reading

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Out of Accra

Though it was refreshing to travel into the lush, green grasslands (turned wetlands in the rainy season) outside of Accra, I am too tired to write much about the experience because we had to get up at 5:30 to do … Continue reading

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This American Life

As I previously mentioned in the blog, Matt and I have been really fortunate to be hosted by a kind American family in Ghana. The house is just like any in the United States in size and amenities.  The house is … Continue reading

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