Keur Ndongo=My new home!

Trip Start Aug 30, 2009
Trip End Apr 28, 2011

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hi all!
So we were finally given our site placements!  yay!  For the next two years starting in May I will be living in a very small, very rural village called Keur Ndongo.  It is in a region of the country called Tambacounda and is its closest big city neighbor is Kupentoum which is still like 30km away haha. so I will be doing lots of biking.*
   My village has about 200 to 300 people total living in it depending on the ti,e of year and whether is work elsewhere.  I have spoken with the girl that I am replacing and she seems to be awesome.  I dont know a ton about the village besides that it is really poor and fqr away from everything haha.  We are about to enter the starving season and depending on where you live you either experience the starving part of the season or you dont {there are many areas of the country that do not go thru it]  From what she tells me there are definitely a huge chunk of ppl in my village who eat one meal a day during this season usually millet {the sand millet I ate in my village last week...yucky]  I am really excited to see it though. 
    We leave on Monday for our "demysting" which is when we trqvel to a village and spend a week there with a current PCV to see what things are really like.  Me and 2 of the girls who will live close to me are going to my village for our demyst which should be awesome.
     I wont have electircity or running wqter {which some volunteers actuqlly do have and one of them lives 30 away frome me which is nice]  I also dont know how often I will have qccess to internet since Im living so far in the bush but I will definitely do my best to stay in touch.  {sorry about spelling errors = they only have french keyboards in the internet cafes and the keys are all over the place]
Love you all and send word of how things are in the states!!!
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