Friday, 25 April 2014


I LOVE this!! 

In Kigali... MilkZone's have popped up around the city. 
If you have read my blog for any length of time, you may have read my rant on the lack of fresh of milk. 
Not that we don't have cows... and in a culture that values cows about most anything ... but where it the fresh milk. 
More times than I can count, I have gone on the milk hunt - usually in vain.

So... MilkZone's... a little shop... with a tank and tap ... and you just bring your own container and fill it up and need I say it's  about half the price of buying in a store. 

Kind of reminiscent of me going to the barn to get milk from our milk tank... well sort of... 

Love supporting the dairy farmers of Rwanda. 
But that can only happen when the shop is open and there is MILK!! 
So... some days they are open and some days they are not. 

A thought... maybe cows don't give milk twice a day like they did on my daddy's farm... just a thought...

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

This afternoon...

As I did email on my front porch... these kids were making good use of our yard!

Football, child games, Frisbee, etc.
It's the largest piece of FLAT ground and nice grass to play one anywhere for them. 
So fun to see it being used just how Serge and I envisioned it.

Beni LOVES having his friends come over... too bad they got rained out this afternoon! 
Oh well... tomorrow? 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


The other day as we were driving, Isabella asked, 'How long do we need to Kwibuka?'

Kwibuka means to remember in Kinyarwanda.

Each year as Rwanda enters the Memorial of the Genocide, they pick a theme / slogan.

This year it's Kwibuka 20 - remember, renew, unite.
The signs are everywhere around town.

As we drive, I reflect on Rwanda today. 
I have heard so many personal accounts of the genocide - where people were, how they survived, how family members didn't, they ask why they are alive, etc. etc. - and I am again moved in my heart as to where Rwanda is today. 

Yes, it is not without its challenges - but goodness, what country doesn't have them in one way or another. 

I answer Isabella's question this way... 

'We must never forget the past as it helps us to learn and to be better people for the future.' 

So... we remember, we unite together to be one people and we resolve in our hearts to renew ourselves adn this country.