With only two and a half weeks left in Africa for me, I have seen and done so much and can't wait to use the most of time here still, to get more done. The last week has brought awesome rainstorms to Arusha, but not enough has fallen in the surrounding areas like Engikaret, where it is needed most.
This week we also visited local women and families in desperate need near the base outside the inner city of Arusha. A mother and daughter who live in their one bedroom house and both are HIV positive. They raise chickens in order to have enough protein to take their medications, which are provided for free. Testing for HIV is also free, and takes only minutes. Estimates for HIV in Tanzania are 2 out of 10 people. Estimates are extremely difficult to make accurately however, with thousands going under reported, and deaths caused by subsequent illnesses due to AIDS.