Archive for February, 2010

FINAL DAY of our trip: Day Six, Sunday, February 7th, 2010

This was truly the first relaxing day since we arrived in Niger. We had completed all that we had set out to do and it was time to reflect and spend time with friends on our final day. Ramatou and her mom, Fatimata, or Fati (the Mayor’s wife), joined us at the hotel for two […]

DAY FIVE of our trip to Niger, Saturday, February 6th, 2010

I met the Mayor at 7:30 this morning for my trip to Liboré. Alioun his son was driving and it was great to finally meet him. Ed was planning to leave with the ORBIS bus to go to Liboré at 8:30am for the day of outreach. We arrived in Liboré shortly before 8am and already […]

DAY FOUR of our trip to Niger, Friday, February 5th, 2010

Today ORBIS staff under Perry’s guidance, went out to Liboré to train 17 health representatives, one from every village. From all reports, it went amazingly well. Thrilling for me to know how much ORBIS is accomplishing in Niger and in Liboré. It was yet another great day….a touch less hectic for the first time since […]

DAY THREE of our trip to Niger, February 4th, 2010

It is midnight and we are just getting into our room. What a day. We were picked up at 7:45 am to go to Liboré, to the village of Guireginde, to launch the first ever Farmers of the Future program. There were two armed soldiers on our jeep escorting us every step of the way […]