Sneaky Snakey

“Oh,” Mama said flashing a large white mischeivous smile, her eyes squinting up in the corners. “She is being sneaky snakey with us.” And indeed it seems that she was. A young woman I had taken to Tanzania a few years before had shown up unannounced on Mama’s doorstep in Moshi the week before asking […]

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What Love Looks Like

      To get to Ndemno’s house, we turn north off the single tarmac Moshi road in Arusha and 4-wheel-drive it 20 minutes out of town north towards the foothills of Mt. Meru. Shortly after entering the small village of Olakiri, we arrive at Ndemno’s place. The gates are painted with a mural of […]

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A Different Kind Of Creature

“I am a different kind of creature,” Glorious said looking at me with his big brown sparkly eyes. “I died on the cross with Jesus and was born again. Now He lives in me, and I am no longer bound by my earthly desires. I am driven by different things.” Before I can ask what […]

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Balgii's Jewels

The muscles bulge out of her sinewy arms as she works the billows, pumping the leather handles harder and harder to fan the fires. She has to work fast to maintain the searing heat necessary to melt the metal locks. They have a large collection today. Tribesmen and women were sent out many miles in all directions to […]

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Umoja

Umoja is a music education program that brings instruments and music training into schools that would otherwise have none. Umoja students often stay with the program for many years and ultimately perform for the public. In Tanzania music is a luxury available to precious few. Unite is working with UMOJA to further fund its outreach […]

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