Category Archives: Africa

Under construction: We lived and worked as volunteers with Mennonite Central Committee in Chad, Africa from 1989-1992.

International Women’s Day, an African reflection

My “Mother-Daughter Tea speech” is what I called this presentation, given about half a dozen times to women’s groups after we returned from three years with Mennonite Central Committee in Chad, Africa. Today (Tuesday, March 8th) is the 100th anniversary … Continue reading

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Genetic testing: What I wish I knew 29 years ago

In our village in Chad, Africa, I was surprised and saddened to meet the youngest daughter of Faki Mallole.  About five years old, she obviously suffered from Ichthyosis, or “fish skin”. Her mother took full responsibility: “When I was pregnant, … Continue reading

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