August 15, 2006

Working girl!

J'ai enfin reussi a afficher une photo! bon ca y est, je bosse! L'ONG pour laquelle je vais faire une evaluation a enfin signe le contrat et envoye le premier paiement par la meme occasion!! Je devrais etre occupee jusqu'au 5 octobre. Je pars lundi prochain dans le sud du Malawi, dans la province de Nsanje pendant a peu pres 15 jours pour "inspecter" le deroulement des operations de developpement de World Vision. Mon appareil photo sera avec moi et je pourrais ainsi rapporter des photos du Sud, de la vallee du fleuve Shire, infestee de crocodiles et de moustiques... a plus!

August 04, 2006

Patience and Frustration

So it's been a while! Almost a year since I started this blog and a few months since I've updated it... One of the reason I haven't posted anything in a while is because nothing much has happened! Living here means living at a sloooooowwwwww paste!
I returned to Malawi quite confident after my winter trip to Paris. I was coming back to a job, an office, potential income and career beginnings! But no! Since march 1st, I have been waiting for contracts... I am working at a consulting company based in Blantyre. Prospects are very exciting at the beginning as my job entails lots of travels and different NGO projects to work on every other month! However, getting these contracts takes time... I got word of my first one June 29th and I'm still waiting for the contract's signed copies to be delivered to my office...
Some days I really struggle to stay positive. I will stay in Malawi a little while longer. Next flight to Paris is in November...

The picture above was taken during a canoe trip on a hippo lagoon! There are good sides to being here!