I’m headed off to the sunny and arid Mali in July!
I will be working as a water sanitation extension agent with the Peace Corps. If you have to crack open an atlas like I did, Mali is in Northwest Africa, on the Southern side of the Sahara. The country is 65% desert and 90% Muslim. So I’ll be building wells and latrines and educating communities on health practices to improve water quality in conservative cotton clothing under the beating sun. The assignment comes with my own mountain bike (I’m psyched) and probably a mud hut (also psyched).
I’ll be leaving Maine in about three weeks (to spend time with my family in Colorado) and then leaving the country on July 24th.
If you would like to remain in contact as I work abroad (and for info on the farewell party) please reply with your email address and a couple song you wouldn't mind listening to repeatedly over the next 27 months. I’ll be creating an email list for periodic updates. Also if you’re interested please give me your mailing address and I’ll try to write you a letter as well.