Sunday, September 03, 2006

Kouande

Hello Everyone.
I am confused with what information i have emailed and what i have posted on my blog. Once i have some more time i will figure out which one to use and stick with it. I had my post visit to Kouande last week. It is a really beautiful town east of Natitangou. It is at the bottom of a hill, and reminds me very much of the Shenandoah valley. There are also goats everywhere! I met with the ONG=NGO that i will be working with called PELCA. They are working with waste management and the creation of botanical gardens. They also want to promote agroforestry. There should be a lot of work. I am interested in some secondary projects such as Women empowerment and there is even a local radio that i might have a show on. Kouande is about to get some Coltrane. My house is nice; a large salon with two bedrooms. a shower *term used very lightly*. and a cooking area out back. water is from a tap not far from the house and a latrine not far either. They speak Bariba in Kouande where i will be living for 2 years and they speak Ditamari in Perma where i will be for another 2 weeks. I hope to bust out the camera the last week in Perma to take pictures of the house; area and my family. Thought i would give everyone a quick update. Swearing in should be in about 2 and a half weeks. After that time my address should change. I sill will receive mail sent to the first address. Hope everyone is doing well. i miss you all.
Michael

4 comments:

mama reynolds said...

Michael,
So glad to get an update. It sounds as though things are going well for you. I sent the package on Saturday; hopefully, you will recieve it. I know you will do well. Stay safe and happy.
Irene

Dad said...

Michael,
Glad to see this weblog getting shape. Keep it up, and try to keep us all up-to-date on your experiences. Would really appreciate seeing some pictures as well.
Love from us all.
Dad

mama reynolds said...

Michael,
When you can, we are waiting for a new update. Did you receive the package?
Also, what else can we send you? It isn't a problem at all to get something that you need from the States into the mail.
I think of you often and hope things are going well for you.
Take care, please.
Much love,
Irene

Dad said...

Michael,

I found the following website:

http://www.trivago.co.uk/kouande-83647

Looks like you have your work cut out for you!

Dad