Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Video: Tajikistan Thru My Eyes Episode 2

On the Fergana valley, sorry for not being able to read one of the subtitles. I didnt know it was going to corrupt as much in the upload.

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“think us violent and stupid”: Arriving

Emomali’s chubby face peered into mine with intent, almost like he was questioning a spy, or at least a man caught trying to steal a wallet. The trays from two airplane meals were stacked on his tray table, and this, … Continue reading

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My accidental breakfast with a former…”terrorist”

*name of person has been changed to K. to protect him* I could not sleep. I had fallen asleep fast and hard when I had arrived home the night before as I had woken up at 4am that morning. But … Continue reading

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New Kiva Fellows blog

Hey all, I have a new Kiva Fellows blog entry up. Read and enjoy the recipe. http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/2010/08/23/a-sweet-recipe/

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Problems of Power

The power went out for the fourth time in 3 hours and I leaned back from my computer. The symphony of beeping from computers was quickly stopped as people reached under their desks for back up hard drive power switches. … Continue reading

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“I can’t break my fast without…”

Welcome readers, if you did not know, to the month of Ramadan! The month where Muslims all over the world show their respect  to Allah, and their faith by not eating or drinking, smoking or (as the French news put … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO!!!

After a week I have finally been able to upload a video of mine that I’ve made. There will be more to come, and I’d appreciate it if you could suggest different themes you are interested in.

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Could the Soviet Union Have Done Something Right?

I am sure my grandfather, well both of them, would be spitting mad if they read this entry. And even though I loved and still respect both of them, I feel it’s worth writing. See in the US we have … Continue reading

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End of First Week in Khujand

Today is officially the end of my first week in this lovely city. Its a lot larger then I thought it was, and I sometimes feel lonely, its bound to happen, but it still hasnt ceased to amaze. I have … Continue reading

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The Stork and the Golden Grain

Click here to read about the cool book my MFI made to explain MicroFinance. HERE And afterwards, if you haven’t already, take a look around the Kiva Fellows blog. There are some really interesting things there.

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