Thursday, August 29, 2013

Support the Chikwina Maternity Ward Project

Stacey Neilson, a local Escondido resident, just returned from her service with the Peace Corps in Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa.  She worked and lived in the rural village of Chikwina as a Community Health Advisor at the health center.  She loved every minute of her two-year service in Africa but her work in the village is not yet finished.

The current Chikwina Health Center is inadequate to meet the medical needs of the community.  There is a lack of patient confidentiality and no privacy between genders in the patient ward.  The center is too small to accommodate the growing population of Chikwina and it is currently without access to running water and electricity. 

To address these issues, the community came together to build a new maternity ward, complete with electricity and running water.  Construction is already well underway but Stacey and her Malawian community need your support to finish it!  Help bring this much needed resource to the village of Chikwina!  

Chikwina Health Center
All money raised will go to professional labor (plumber, electrician, carpenter), transportation of materials, and building materials (including wiring and plumbing). For more information on the project or to make a direct tax-deductible donation to the cause, visit our website at!

Yewu Ukongwa! Thank you very much!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Las Vegas

We did it!  Finally made it back to the States!

Stacey's parents met us in Vegas and showed us a good time, including a visit to Five Guys!

Feels like we were just there...

Reaching the end of the road with a bang.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Corsica, France -- Day 3

Beach day!

Local sandwiches, local beer, watching the Tour. 

The road back home.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Corsica, France -- Day 1

Walking through town at night.
We found where the teams were camped out.

Local brew (made with chestnuts) with dinner.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Paris, France -- Day 6

Able to get to the top of the Eiffel today!

View of the Seine.

Touring the Orsay art museum, famous for its Impressionist art.

Self-guided walking tour.  Taking a moment at Picasso's old house.

One of the few remaining wind mills in Paris.

Having a sushi dinner, waiting in line for the Moulin Rouge.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Paris, France -- Day 5

Bagels with locks for breakfast!

Passing by the Eiffel Tower.  Nothing was open because the workers were on strike (which apparently isn't uncommon).

At the Arc de Triumph!

View from the top of the Arc.

Touring the Louvre.

More Katniss statues (actually Diana, goddess of the hunt)

Evening boat tour of the Siene.

Gotta have the es cargot at least once!