Saturday, October 30, 2010


Hello All!
I am alive! It's been ages since i've been able to update. My netbook went dead and at this stage I have no way to charge it... so probably for a while you'll just have to deal with word of mouth updates since I probably won't see the internet for several more weeks.

This is officially week 3 "shadowing week" so I traveled with a current volunteer and another trainee to the Coast so i can see her life for a week. It's especially exciting to be away from training for a week and just hang out with Volunteers and see what life will ACTUALLY be like once training is finally over. At this point, I feel like we've put a pretty big dent in it.

We got our assignments last week and i'll be in a small town in west Kenya close to Busia, there are several other Volunteers posted there so.... that's that.

Training is pretty ho hum at this point, we do a few hours of language in the morning and then do technical training in the afternoon. Lunch is always my favorite part of the day because I can order whatever I want and eat however much of it I want :-)

Food Here:
Ugali- Unlike anything i've ever had, I personally dislike it and so does everyone I know.
Samosa- A good reason to come to Kenya, it's basically a pastry situation with meat inside it.
Chipati- They're basically giant Tortillas and although they don't sound that great, they're to die for.
Lollipops- At this point, if Coffee is the major export, I'm convinced lollipops are the major import. They are EVERYWHERE

Anyway, I'm keeping this short since i'm using someone else's laptop and internet but just wanted to post and let everyone know that I am doing well. My Mom gets pretty frequent updates so if you have a serious desire to know what i'm up to or if you want to send anything and don't know what, i'm sure she'd be more than willing to fill you in... cuz she's awesome!!

Love to all! Eat some cheese for me, it's nonexistent here!


  1. Glad to hear it's going great! We miss you Cinderella!

  2. Hey,
    This is Mr. Jones from Parkside, glad to see you are doing well. I am sure it has been quite the experience. Keep in touch and take care.

  3. I'm glad you're working on your secret plan to take over the world.

  4. Very exciting stuff. Thanks for making a difference. Uncle Mike in Florida

  5. miss your smiling face be good and eat fresh pinapple for me CUZ

  6. Hi Cindy,

    Glad to hear you are alive and kicking! Can't wait to hear abot yor trip to th coast. It sounds like you are happy and I am sure you will do very well. It is getting cold the 30's the last couple of nnights so enjoy the warmth there. Have a great time and will post again later.

  7. It was great to hear your voice on Thanksgiving.
    We are thankful that you are doing so well. Congrats on passing your test.