Hanging out with Pierre and our Africa colleagues is a lot of fun. And I've already learned some interesting things.

Using biogas slurry from human waste on a vegetable garden is totally fine to do.

Water filters constructed of concrete that use paper and sand can provide a family--and their livestock--with healthy water. And it only costs about $110!

Potholes in Kampala are filled with packed dirt.

The Minister of Agriculture has an armed escort.

It IS possible to fall asleep on some seriously bumpy roads.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.