Post #2 by Seth Itzkan from Dimbangombe, Zimbabwe

Part 2: Hut With A View - Community Visits - 9/13/11

I don't even know how to start. The words that come to mind are hot, dust, sand, water, bare ground, struggle, promise, thirst, water (again), team work, manure, lions, fire, driving, children, bye bye, hello, and "What is the weather like in America"?.

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Index of articles and links

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