Wednesday, April 7, 2010

and drum roll... SITE!

so you'll need to google map this yourself because my internet is not fast enough to let me use google maps but i will be going to a town called Yang Yang in the region of Louga. i am ~15 miles from Dahra, ~45 miles from Linguere, and roughly 120 miles from St Louis. i am a days journey to mauritania (EXCITED!)

my village is roughly 3500 people. there is water in my village and parts of it has electricity. it will be hot. phone service or internet? bathroom situation? i guess i will find out in a week and a half.

most common illnesses are chronic malaria, skin diseases, and diarrhea. my work will potentially be in the areas of pre and post-natal care, and HIV testing. i think i want to fix diarrhea and malaria instead... hmm

and that's about as much as i know...
so many questions, who to ask?
kind of excited though!!!


  1. i thought you were there to teach science. haha!
    yay, i see a mailing address.

  2. I'm late in reading these, but it's so good to hear that you're doing well. I'm loving all the translations too, hilarious. Idk if i can come visit you there since I'm allergic to shellfish and it seems like you have a lotta fish in your diet. lol. I'd rather not die. Can't wait to read more. Talk soon JT!