Background

I'm Travis Pettijohn. I'm 23 and live in Champaign, Illinois. My cousin, David Faivre, is in the Peace Corps. He's spending two years in Endasak, Tanzania, teaching math and computers at a secondary school. His parents (my Aunt Pat and Uncle Steve Faivre), sister (Megan Sperling) and brother-in-law (Adam Sperling) flew to London for a vacation. The Faivres live in Illinois and the Sperlings live in California. David flew up from Dar Es Salaam to London to spend ten days with them. I met up with them for the last three days of their trip in London and flew back to Tanzania with David. I spent two weeks there. This is my story.

Tanzania is one of the poorest nations on the planet. It has a per capita GDP of only $600, as opposed to America's $37,800.

Tanzania Map

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