Coming to Congo

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Bukavu, Congo... overlooking Lake Kivu

Taking off for Rwanda

Here I am in Congo. Yesterday I was in Rwanda; the day before, Burundi; the day

before, Kenya. It has taken a long time to get to this destination… Bukavu, Congo, is just across the border from Rwanda. Shem and I took a plane on Novemeber 18th which eventually landed us in Rwanda, then took a drive the next day through the “Country of 1,000 Mountains” and after 2 people puking in the car and 6 hours later we arrived at the border. After some convincing as to why I didnt have a Congo visa from the US, they let me through. Now we are staying at a lady’s home in Bukavu who works for an organization called Women in Warzones. This week a group of artists will be traveling to the Panzi hospital and work with groups of women doing artmaking projects and training social workers in art therapy techniques. I am working with a group of women from the WAMU project who have suffered trauma from the war conflict in this area.

Rwanda from the air... the country of 1000 hills

To keep up-to-date please check out BuilaBridge blog, photos, and Julia’s daily videos! Since communication on my end will be inconsistent, looking on teh buildabridge site will keep you more up to date!

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