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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 […]

Up-Cycled Fashion – Dish Towel Blouse

Upcycled Fashion

Living in Africa has taught me to be resourceful. There’s no fabric store in town, no place to pick up buttons or a box of pins. I must make do with what I have on hand. This can mean recycling, up-cycling and yes, even cutting up dish towels to make a new blouse. When I’m […]