Hiking and buses and meetings... Oh my!

Dear Friends,

Today we woke up bright and early on our final day at Red Rocks to hike the mountain nearby. On the way up we made some friends that made the trek with us and laughed at us for being so tired and sweaty, it turns out they make the hike up the mountain every morning to go to their school at the top. The view from atop the mountain was beautiful but was short lived due to the scheduled bus we had to take back to Kigali.  

The bus ride was cozy, in fact maybe a little bit too cozy, but the scenery of the mountains were gorgeous. When we got back to our hostel in Kigali we only had only a few minutes to unpack and head over to the Heifer International office building to have a meeting with representatives of Heifer. They told us about the great work their organization is doing in Rwanda, specifically by empowering women promoting the community to work together for the greater good. We set up a meeting to interview Constance, a local teacher and farmer who has worked with Heifer, to share her stories of farming as a woman. 

After the meeting and the unexpectedly long bus ride back to our hostel, we hurried to meet a Rwandan Bennie, Ynis Isimbi '16, at a local Kigali restaurant to have dinner with her and meet her friends. It was nice to see a fellow Bennie after our long day of travel and meetings. I am exhausted. Goodnight.

~ Brennan

12/28/15

We found a Bennie in Kigali!

We found a Bennie in Kigali!

Bao showing off her art skills to our new friends during our hike. 

Bao showing off her art skills to our new friends during our hike.