Report of Tanzania Water Projects Sites Visit by Sathiya Bly—June 2016. Tanzania is the 31st largest country in the world, ranked between Egypt and Nigeria.
70% of people in Lusaka live in unplanned slums without basic services. Lusaka is one of the fastest growing cities in Southern Africa. Pop: 1.7 million+, Est. 1905
I went to Nairobi in January at the invitation of Sr. Jane Wakahiu, the Executive Director of ASEC and the SLDI program. Sr. Jane arranged time for me to speak to the group of leaders of member countries of ASEC and with each of the SLDI directors in each of the 8 countries.
When I began planning my trip to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Daopong, Togo and Praia, Cape Verde, people teased me that I had found places off the map. But, I discovered that these places are very much on the map of sisters’ outstanding ministries.
After trying for several years to obtain a visa to enter Sudan, I finally received a permit in July 2006 from the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement, with the help of a Maryknoll Sister who lives in Sudan. From the United States, I flew to Lokichokio, a town in northern Kenya near the border of southern
The main purpose of my visit to Tanzania was to attend the Association of Women of East and Central Africa (ACWECA) Conference. The weeklong conference (August 15 – August 20) was partially supported by the Sisters’ Fund.