Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Day 10: The Muhanga group returns as heroes!

Our group is back from our visit to Muhanga where we checked out potential water sources, attended a church service, and a provided a roadside rescue of the Idete group!

We arrived in Muhanga village at 1 p.m. after a four-hour long African massage (bumpy car ride). We were warmly welcomed with with a song and dance, including dancing with bowls on their feet. Once we got settled, we hiked to two potential sources. We got caught in a rainstorm, but luckily we had met a new rafiki (friend), who let us wait it out at his house.

On Saturday, we hiked 10 miles in the mountainous village to see potential water sources and understand the map of the village.

On Sunday, we went to church and were impressed by the choirs performances. We handed out candy to kids and adults alike and started a soccer game. Then we headed home back down the mountain. We had to stop to rescue the Idete group, but thanks to us, all of us made it safely back to Iringa.

—Blog post by Hanna