Friday, December 23, 2011

Work Etc

When I moved into a little mud hut fifty miles down a dirt road in the middle of Nowhere, West Africa,  I was expecting many things. Pulling water from wells. Keeping my knees covered. Extreme heat. I wasn't really expecting that there would be so many Excel charts involved. Volunteer Reporting Forms, surveys, spreadsheets, reports, project planning, funding paperwork... sometimes living en brousse is a lot like living in D.C., just without roll-y chairs or electricity during the day.

This is my hut. And also my office. 

This is my floor. And also my desk. 

If you're interested in what I do at the office, you're welcome to take a look at the Action Plan (English), the Plan d'Action (français), and the Salémata Baseline Assessment that I submitted after my observation period and baseline survey and all that.  Between other project opportunities coming up and all the interruptions that we're expecting around election time, it's hard to figure out what will actually happen when,  but it's nice to start with a plan. 

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