I think we will likely stay out the week here and then find somewhere more suitable, but it is tough because the trip budget was set and most of the hotels here are surprisingly expensive.
The guy serving us breakfast this morning seemed very concerned that we were not in church. "It is Sunday. Why aren't you in church? God is everywhere!"
I am feeling very disconnected from the world at this point (really for the first time since we left), but hopefully that will improve tomorrow when we start working. Its very random the things that you miss.
I was really looking forward to Arusha, so I am going to give it some time. We spoke with one of our contacts tonight, and it appears they are VERY excited to have us here. They also shared that we have been invited for the very first verdict delivery of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights which will happen on Tuesday.
Gretchen had to take her son to the hospital today which was also a little scary for everyone. Everything ended up fine, but it was a bit of a scare.
Tomorrow, we are meeting representatives from the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association. They have been extremely helpful in coordinating the mission here. Just to give you some idea, we were able to draft more than 20 wills in Mwanza last week alone. I was able to do 6. They previously ran an educational extended will drafting campaign a few years back for months and only accumulated 50 wills total. They have some good things planned for us. Pictures from yesterday and today posted below as promised. We are off to have dinner. :-)
|Sunflowers everywhere. They always remind me|
of my grandmother
|The road leading to our lodge|
|Scenery on the way from the airport to Arusha.|
|East African Court of Justice. We will be visiting this place|
|In city center in Arusha|
|Small part of the main market in town.|