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April 13, 2014

Trachoma

Two weeks ago I got a tiny bit of a sense of what the early stages of trachoma must feel like. I probably shouldn’t compare what happened to me to trachoma, but bear with me just for the illustration. I guess I was hurrying to take may shower and two mornings in a row I got shampoo in my right eye. The first day […]
March 15, 2014

Potential for Elevated Fluoride in Groundwater

I’ve been doing a lot of research into the hydrogeology and water quality within Maasailand, and one thing I’ve been looking into the last couple of days is the likelihood of elevated fluoride concentrations in the groundwater within the Rift Valley. The fluoride is derived largely from the alkaline volcanic rocks (rock minerals) present in the Rift Valley (i.e., naturally occurring). Consumption of too […]
March 6, 2014

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My

Well, we have our shots and passports, and have submitted our visa applications for Tanzania, so we are one step closer to our goal. I found it interesting and sad that I had to get a Polio booster because Polio is on the rise in places like Kenya and India. Another thing I found interesting was all of the venomous snakes (42 species apparently – the top ten […]
March 4, 2014

Welcome to Wells For The World

Welcome to Wells for the World! I hope you will consider supporting Wells for the World, or another water projects charity to alleviate suffering and provide those without access to clean drinking water the resources they need to not only sustain their lives, but to allow them to flourish and reach their full potential.
April 13, 2014

Trachoma

Two weeks ago I got a tiny bit of a sense of what the early stages of trachoma must feel like. I probably shouldn’t compare what happened to me to trachoma, but bear with me just for the illustration. I guess I was hurrying to take may shower and two mornings in a row I got shampoo in my right eye. The first day […]
March 15, 2014

Potential for Elevated Fluoride in Groundwater

I’ve been doing a lot of research into the hydrogeology and water quality within Maasailand, and one thing I’ve been looking into the last couple of days is the likelihood of elevated fluoride concentrations in the groundwater within the Rift Valley. The fluoride is derived largely from the alkaline volcanic rocks (rock minerals) present in the Rift Valley (i.e., naturally occurring). Consumption of too […]
March 6, 2014

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My

Well, we have our shots and passports, and have submitted our visa applications for Tanzania, so we are one step closer to our goal. I found it interesting and sad that I had to get a Polio booster because Polio is on the rise in places like Kenya and India. Another thing I found interesting was all of the venomous snakes (42 species apparently – the top ten […]
March 4, 2014

Welcome to Wells For The World

Welcome to Wells for the World! I hope you will consider supporting Wells for the World, or another water projects charity to alleviate suffering and provide those without access to clean drinking water the resources they need to not only sustain their lives, but to allow them to flourish and reach their full potential.