Saying Goodbye

By Danielle Lee As my time in Maputo comes to a close, I cannot help but think about everyone who made this incredible experience. From USC to Maputo, I’m so grateful for the people I have met and everyone who helped me along my journey. Saying goodbye is always hard, but with the friends that…

Maputo Central Hospital

By Danielle Lee Each day I wake up at 5am in order to get ready to leave at 6am. I carpool with my host family mother, Ines, and I learned that many families here do not even own cars. Therefore, they use public transportation called chapas(small vans) to get from destination to destination. Chapas can…

Reencontro

By Danielle Lee Reencontro is where I have been spending most of my time here in Maputo. It is located around 20 minutes from the Central Hospital. Olinda Mugabe is the founder of Reencontro, and I have seen, first-hand, the incredible work she has done for people who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Olinda founded…

Getting to Know Maputo, Mozambique

By Danielle Lee My first impressions of Maputo, Mozambique were the sights and sounds outside my car window: roads filled with pot-holes, bumper to bumper traffic that beats LA traffic, old Japanese cars, streets filled with vendors, ancient and run-down buildings depicting Portuguese colonialism, and overpopulated streets. But there is one thing that I love…