Category Archives: Team 2012-2013

Food in Tanzania

What horrible things would you do for a burrito right now? Questions about food – Is Tanzanian food surprisingly good or awful? What types of food do you fantasize about most? How can you combine Tanzanian foods with care package … Continue reading

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Julius Nyerere and Us

Hello! Alena and I are doing well in Dar es Salaam. We were both very lucky to get to spend some time with our families over the holidays: I would like to offer special thanks to Alena’s Uncle Eric Johnson … Continue reading

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SAGCOT

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Alena and I are just back from one of the 2Seeds villages, Lutindi, where our hosts Marc Dominianni and Chung Kim did a heroic job of recreating an American Thanksgiving feast.  While I am deeply grateful whenever … Continue reading

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Barbershop

In recent news around Kariakoo, Sam got a hair cut at our neighborhood barbershop, Libya Hair Cutt Salon. Barbershops in Tanzania are a place to congregate and also a place of great art in my opinion. Each shop has portraits … Continue reading

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Alena’s First Impressions of Tanzania

Hello from Tanzania! I’m excited to announce that I arrived about 3 weeks ago. It has been a hot, sunny adjustment into Tanzanian life. First and foremost I’d like to thank my donors, family, and friends for your help to … Continue reading

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Village Life vs. City Life

My apologies, everyone, for being out of touch for the last month. Since my last post:  I got a chance to visit two of our village sites, Bombo Majimoto and Bungu. My Masoko Project partner Alena Johnson arrived in Dar … Continue reading

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Sam Meets the “African Tech Scene” for the First Time

Two weeks ago, the Masoko Team sent a request for volunteer programmers to one of Dar es Salaam’s leading tech incubators, TANZICT. We are hoping (read: begging, praying) that a group of developers will help us design and build a … Continue reading

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