Newsletters

First Day of Spring

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
First Day of Spring

Tomorrow is the first day of spring. There have been a lot of challengers over the past year and this posting is long overdue! But I am very happy to report that the AVPA is going well. In the past
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KRISMASI NJEMA! (Merry Christmas in Swahili)

Dec 15th, 2015 | By
KRISMASI NJEMA! (Merry Christmas in Swahili)

I love this time of year, when the old year starts to wind down and preparations for Christmas begin. The goodwill and cheerfulness of the season warm my heart. This Africa Village Project “Christmas card” comes to you with best
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Lydia and the Dispensary

May 25th, 2015 | By
Lydia and the Dispensary

I’d like to introduce you to Lydia Mushi. She lives in Okaseni Village and is a single mother with two daughters. Lydia was one of our first microcredit ladies and a star of the program. She borrowed about $80.00 and
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Happy Spring!

Apr 20th, 2015 | By
Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! Hope all is going well and that you are enjoying fine April weather. It’s been a while since I have done a posting, but I am happy to report things are progressing in Okaseni Village, albeit slowly. Our
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Getting Things Done

Dec 14th, 2013 | By
Getting Things Done

  “In the West, you have a plan for the day. You go out to do this plan and it gets done. But in Africa, it doesn’t always work out that way.” Tumaini Minja told us this on our first
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New year, new beginning . . .

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
New year, new beginning . . .

As 2013 begins, Dale and I would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! A new year is always a great time to make a new beginning. During our trip to Okaseni Village in June, we
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The Dispensary

Sep 8th, 2012 | By
The Dispensary

As promised in my last posting, here’s more about our trip in June to Okaseni, the village in Tanzania that the Africa Village Project Association (AVPA) is helping. Another project that we funded this June was the local dispensary. We
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School Days

Jul 17th, 2012 | By
School Days

As promised, I’m going to tell you how we spent the funds raised over the last two years for malaria nets. Some of those funds we put toward education. Every year, we pay the school costs for Okaseni children who
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African returns

Jul 6th, 2012 | By
African returns

Dale and I arrived in Tanzania on Thursday, June 7th, for our fourth visit since 2007 when we started the Africa Village Project to help Okaseni Village improve its standard of living and become self-sufficient. On this trip, we noticed
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Spring Newsletter: May 16, 2011 (Issue 12)

May 16th, 2011 | By
Spring Newsletter: May 16, 2011 (Issue 12)

Happy Spring! On this cool-ish May day, I’m sending you best wishes for a very happy spring. It hasn’t been very warm this spring in BC’s Lower Mainland, but we are hopeful the weather will get better eventually! Loan from
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