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Ishan Hill
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Ishan is doing a business internship in Tanzania. He is working on GapGuru’s HIV grant programme, which helps HIV sufferers to build sustainable livelihoods and support their families through small businesses.
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Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro & The Serengeti

Posted By Ishan Hill on 14 Nov 2011
So the last couple of weeks have been pretty incredible. First, during the week of the 10th, I climbed Mt. Meru. Not only did I climb the mountain, I climbed the whole mountain totally barefoot. The first two days, we had absolutely amazing weather. Then we awoke at 2 in the morning to summit, it was raining. We waited a couple hours in case the rain decided to let up. It didn’t. For the 20 minutes I wore my hiking boots, but then I decided that I really, really wanted to be the first person to climb Mt.

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Settling In and Starting Work

Posted By Ishan Hill on 19 Sep 2011
So I’ve been here in Tanzania for about a month and half and so far I really like it! The first month or so has been focused on getting settled in and figuring out what exactly it is I am doing here. My work with the Shukrani SACCOS is focused mostly on business training and increasing their capital base. Last week I taught (for the first time) a business course. I took an online college business class during the summer before I came to Africa so I was able to use a lot of what I learned in that course in the business training.

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First Month in Africa

Posted By Ishan Hill on 23 Aug 2011
Its been nearly a month since I left home for Africa. The experience so far has been incredible.Just after exiting the security check at SFO, I made a friend with whom I can honestly say I will keep in contact with for a very long time. We eventually ended up thousands of miles away from each other and I don’t know where or when or how but we will meet again. That I know. After an exciting (it wasn’t) 8-hour layover in Frankfurt and one last college essay, I flew to Zurich.

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