That’s right. I did it. I bought me a car. Now I just need to figure out how to get a license to drive here. I bought an old beat up Land Rover from a guy from South Carolina. I actually knew the guy because I saw him in pictures from a friend I met here.… Continue reading JB Buys a Car
I am currently on holiday and decided to join a fellow volunteer on a trip to the Mukuru slums in south eastern Nairobi. The organization is Hope Worldwide and is actually an organization based in Philadelphia. The day was designed to do a clean up of the neighborhood as well as providing some food for… Continue reading Mukuru
Just wanted to alert you of some new videos that I have uploaded to my website. https://www.jbwoodruff.com/videos.php
An interesting phenomena that I have come across is the ritual of naming one’s matatu (mini-bus). The owners have christened their vehicles with such fine names such as Casanova, Cold as Ice, Crunk Juice, Ludicrous, Nucleur and Gangsta…just to name a few. As you can see in the picture it has moved beyond a simple… Continue reading Name that Matatu
Ah…the UN International Volunteer Day. Sun shining, grass growing, wind blowing, dead rats and piles of poop. The day has a great idea in place. Clean up an area of Nairobi river and plant some trees. Execution and planning and purpose not so great. No. 1 – Things get started an hour later than originally… Continue reading UN International Volunteer Day
Meetings are often painful and pointless when an agenda is not clear and followed. That’s all I have to say about that.
We set off on Friday (Nov 30) to go visit a volunteer couple (Alan and Sara) who are located at a school in Tala. It’s about 1 1/2 hours outside of Nairobi. It was great to see the eastern side of Nairobi…definitely a poorer area of town, highly populated and was really amazing to see… Continue reading Tala