Monday, September 11, 2006

Back to the Islands

Just a quick update... John and I have arrived back in Mbita, on the coast of Lake Victoria. We will be working on a project with the International Medical Corps which seeks to extend their HIV/AIDS program on the mainland to the islands. We will be taking weeklong excursions from island to island to start making contact with beach leaders and administer surveys on HIV attitudes and access to care. We may have a tough time getting good internet access, so pictures and updates may be coming slow over the next months. The best way to get a hold of us will be cell phone, and packages can still be sent through Nairobi (see below). Hope all is well with everyone.

Kevin and John

Friday, September 01, 2006

Fundraising Stint: Moviestars in 'Africa Mon Amour'

With a week between projects, we came across an offer to be extras in a film being shot in Nairobi. The movie, a German film called Africa Mon Amore, is a World War 2 love story based in East Africa. We were outfitted in some goofy looking British civilian costumes, John's hair was chopped into a German bowl-cut, and we were given roles in a train and prison scene. Hopefully the spare change we raise this week will carry us through our work on Suba over the next 3 months.

(The highlight of the experience was definitely the moustache suitcase)...