My big project, Finishing the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center, the PCPP


Peace Corps Partnership Proposal (PCPP) with the Nhlangano Town Council (NTC)

First application draft submitted Feb, 2011
Approved & Funding Begins on PC website May 17th
Construction started on Oct 24th.
All exterior construction done by Dec 20th.
Grand Opening Jan 5th, 2012
Round 2 of the Funding arrives in early January.
Interior Only Construction Restarts Jan 16th.
Construction all done Feb 16th (minus a million tiny To Do's)
Project Officially Closed May 4th, 2012

Let the children play, learn & be safe.

As of Aug 25th, 2012, I am no longer a PCV, I am now RPCV (Return Peace Corps Volunteer). This blog is my experience in Swaziland between June of 2010 & Aug of 2012. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Adventure Home Day 1 (Leaving Nhlangano)

So I wake up early get to the internet store to pay the bill fight the e50 extra and discover they did turn it off early.  Then I head to the water company to pay that final bill since they had turned off my water a day early also leaving me my last night/day with no water or internet. Swaziland is trying to get even more money out of me before I leave.

Well, the water company says my final bill is E480, WHAT, the monthly bill for the 2 years was usually around E100.  Within the last few days a water leak had created a poodle that had appeared in the courtyard area.  Well, 30 liters of water was added to my bill.  So as the Peace Corps driver shows up to pick me up, I tell him the story and he goes to pick up my fellow Group 8 PCV Kris, who we scheduled leaving together, So I call the landlord, who will come over to pay the bill having already known about the leak, but its tomorrow so I pay half adding to the money she owes plus the deposit.  I leave the water company wondering if it will get sorted out quickly, which is not something that happens often in Swaziland.  I rush home drag my stuff on my house stack it up in big pile me out to the courtyard and the driver shows up we toss it in and I AM OUT.


No tears, or hardly even the feeling of not wanting to leave, my time is up here in Nhlangano but still 10 days to before leaving Swaziland.  I accomplished a lot, I certainly helped a few people and reconnected with part of myself that had been lost in my Hollywood life.  Coming out of Peace Corps, I have clear head & heart like I haven’t had in long time.  Plus, weight what I weighted back in high school.  So its all smiles and no tears.  Spending the next few days in Mbabane hanging with friends and hopefully collecting back my rent.

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