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I can't believe it, but I am already on the last stretch of my trip!

So much has been happening, and I have been on the go for a couple days now. Last week was Eid, and I got to experience the chaos that comes with this festival. In the park that is fairly close to where I was staying, during Eid, it overflows with people. Everyone goes there to see family and friends, to walk around, take a boat ride,...

This past month has been one of learning and lots of travelling!

I have been able to talk to many people about the various changes that have occurred in their community since an organization has entered. It is amazing to see women speak out proudly about their personal accomplishments, as well as what they have been able to contribute to their community. The people are now community focused, and doing what they can to develop their own community that we can...

I can't believe that I have been here for almost a month now! Time is flying by!

 

Last week I was way up north in a rural town called Birisiri. From this little town, everyday I had to ride on a motorbike for at least 3 hours to get to and from the remote communities that I visited. This town is located very close the the Indian boarder, which is lined with small mountains. The...

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Up to this point, my days are filled with language class, field visits and office days.

 

Though I am struggling a lot with the language, I am enjoying my afternoons out in the fields. I have meet so many women who now have their own business and can train other women to sew and tailor. They have so much hope for the future. All these women want is for their...

I can't believe that it was just last week that I was in the midst of traveling. It feels like I've been here for so much longer!

 

Each morning here, I start the day off with language class till 10 and then I head home for lunch. After lunch this week I've had orientation of some sort, and then the evenings to myself. Today was the first day out in the fields doing interviews with...

Hello all,

Well tomorrow is the day that I have been waiting for for quite some time.  After much time and preperation, I will be on my way to Bangladesh tomorrow evening!  I will have a very long trip to Dhaka, but I will get there!  And than the adventure begins.  I will be taking language classes for the first 2 weeks shortly after I am settled in, so I can get very small, basic understanding of the langauge.  

I am...