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Down in the Valley: A Trip to Iringa

January 28, 2015

It takes twelve hours to travel to Iringa, Tanzania - first by bus, then by taxi, through countless fields, forests, and villages. Dorothy and I left not long after sunrise, and arrived after dark at a lodge tucked deep into a forested hillside in the midst of a light rain.  Morning light flooded the valley - the fruit trees, rows of tea plants, and ribbons of red dirt paths were a mosaic of color and vibrance. This place was alive with school children, groundskeepers, teachers, seamstresses, staff members, and house mothers - a network of people dedicated to operating the extensive farm that dominated this region. Dorothy and I took a tour of the grounds, led by staff member Amari,... Continue Reading →