Sunday, 15 July 2007

update from Heathrow

OK so we are off... leaving soon... we will get stuck in Nairobi tonight, so I don't know when I'll write again. People open up when in thrown together like this. I have met lots of interesting passengers and heard their stories. Mark who came to the UK as a refugee from Burundi 9 years ago and is returning to visit his brother, Ruth the African banker who has just been seeing her son graduate from Kent university - last month her daughter graduated in the US. Clearly a bright family.

Buzz (yes really) works for Save the Children in Nairobi. He spoke about how important it is in relief work to have good information. He suggested we try to find out how the rural economy works in Rwanda - peel back the layers and really understand how people live. I haven't even left the UK and am learning already.

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