The views expressed herein are mine and not those of the Peace Corps.



Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Kutumia Internet

So here are the steps necessary to get Internet access in my town:

  1. Go to stationary store. Ask stationary mama if there’s a chance she’ll be able to let me use the Internet today.
  2. Get put off, get stalled, eventually agree on tomorrow.
  3. Return tomorrow. Follow stationary mama down the hill and a fair distance. Help her to unlock a room.
  4. Look sadly on two fairly old computers with a surprisingly fast Internet connection.
  5. Rejoice when a nice fellow offers you his laptop, which is quite new and very nice.
  6. Use the Internet!
  7. Pay an exorbitant amount of money, twice what I’ve paid anywhere else.

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