My little sister works in D.C. for Wangari Maathais Green Belt Movement, and she and I share a lot of info on new developments in development work. When I told her Im shipping out for Senegal in a couple of weeks to collect stories for World Ark about Heifers new projects there, she sent me a link to Staying Grounded on the Run. Its a fantastic blog by her friend David Campell, a Peace Corps volunteer entering his second year in Senegal's hot and dusty Kedougou region.
His blog is a fun mix of the work hes doing with communities there and the adventures hes having along the way. Campbell stays crazy busy with projects that include a nut shelling operation and organizing against a mining company thats endangering the health of local children.
In his free time, Campbell has so far survived an ultra-marathon bike trek through the thorny brush and a terrifying ambush by killer bees. In his latest posts, he shares stories and pictures about building his own thatched hut.
Campbell invites readers into his blog with this line: I love to laugh, so come laugh with me in my hut! How can you resist?
Check this site in a couple weeks to read about my trip to Senegal.