the market and dala dala’s

Nuria Rojas-Life in Mwanza, Tanzania

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I feel inspired and amazed at how life is manifested through the people I come across and see on a daily basis. It amazes me to hear about the lives of others and how different they are compared to mine, or how different mine is to them, especially here in Tanzania. I think we are all the same- we are human beings. We share common experiences of being challenged, happy, sad, etc. Yet, each one of us is also so unique and different, which can cause us to feel so isolated and disconnected from one another. However, what unites us is greater than what divides us, is something important I’ve learned in my community development classes and was reminded of today.

During these past few weeks, I have been trying to acclimate myself to Mwanza by spending time in town, learning the language, and trying to get around without…

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