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Consistent Progress in Tabora

With only one month left in Tabora, I wanted to write a farewell post summarizing the last few months, especially highlighting our progress in January, our most successful since I arrived. In January we almost doubled our profit from December … Continue reading

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November 03, 2015

With all the recent developments in the Tabora project there are many new habits we’re trying to instill. Generally the past few shifts been going well. The largest difficulty for the partners is our new pumzica (rest) rotation. We’re having … Continue reading

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10/22/15

Quick update! Yesterday I was alone on the shift and it went SO well. The women were so great. Mama Tabia a came in filled out chalkboard with the orders, Mama Mwaliko immediately after filled out her books, and the other … Continue reading

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10/18/15

We had a bit of a roller coaster this week. On Tuesday Ana and Hailey came for to Tabora and we we established organized departments. The departments are as follows: Finance Department (Mama Asha), Sales and Customer Service Department (Mama … Continue reading

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10/5/15

There have been plenty of exciting things happening in Tabora these past few weeks! First and foremost, the storage room is complete. We now have a long table and bench for the partners to sit on when packing chips. We … Continue reading

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September 10, 2015

On Tuesday (Septmber 8, 2015) we calculated the profits for the month of August. The profit calculation is done primarily with Mama Asha, and Mama Maliko. In brief, the process is as follows: calculate total sales, costs, profit, amount to … Continue reading

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September 6, 2015

The storage room is painted! It was a great bonding experience for me to spend an afternoon with the women doing something they’ve never done before! We finished quickly as they were all excited to get their hands dirty. Now … Continue reading

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