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DIY Water-Saving Kitchen Garden in Malawi-Africa

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, I lived in a small village without running water or electricity.  I fetched my water from a river, and read books by candlelight.  Fast forward 14 years to life in small town Malawi. Almost everyone in my neighborhood, myself included, has satellite TV and plumbing for running […]

What is African Wax Print fabric?

Chitenge from Malawi Africa

African Wax is definitely on-trend.  From the catwalk to the cool must-have-now style blogs, African prints are showing up in all the fashionable right places.  These unique fabrics come in unexpected color combinations and never-before-imagined motifs.  Roosters?  Razor Blades?  Roller skates?   All that and more has been inspiration for wax print designs.  If you like […]