While the ingredients that make up the standard Thanksgiving meal are often hard to find at MAF’s overseas programs, sometimes it’s the lack of electricity that puts a kink in menu planning. Here’s how Nancy Burton, Kinshasa (WDRC) remedied that situation last year.
Since we were still without electricity, I decided to try a recipe […]
Drivers in Kinshasa are crazy! There just aren’t any rules and no one really listens to the police. Whenever there is a stretch of open road, people feel it’s their right to drive there. They’ll drive on the wrong side of the road, or on a sidewalk, or in a ditch… really anywhere they can […]
September 26th 2011 we arrived in Kinshasa, bright eyed and bushy tailed. It feels like I have been here forever and yet also like I just arrived. Next week I will be heading back to Canada to have our first baby!
I am returning home because in the DR Congo, even in the capital city, there […]
During the past several months a lot of our flights have been in response to serious health issues here in the Congo. Four of the provinces in DRC, including Kinshasa, where we live, had been suffering from a severe cholera outbreak. Even an individual who is otherwise strong and healthy can die quickly from cholera. […]
It’s interesting the way one day flows into the next. We put limits on them and say “at midnight we shall start to call this a new day.” We dissect the day even further into hours, minutes and seconds. At least, that’s what we do in our North American culture.
In Africa, the sun rises […]