Monthly Archives: July 2012


I’ve found a fabulous internet connection at the post office and am taking advantage to post a few Songea pictures.  Big news of the day is that we received our building permit!  Huge success and a fascinating process.  Makes my trip seem worthwhile. Linda on arrival in Songea Our welcoming committee Me making an ass […]

Notes from Songea

I’ve got a few minutes between meetings at a sticckey keyboard a thought I would try to get an update out.  Sorry no picture this time.  It might take all day to try and figure that one out.  We spent he morning in a series of meetings with a good range of contractors.  They will […]


I managed to carve out a little time this morning while Linda plowed through more meetings and phone calls.  I hope she’ll forgive me.  The ferry from just down the road across the bay costs about 15 cents each way and the bus another 20 cents.  In about half an hour from the middle of […]

Dar es Salaam

We arrived in Dar on Thursday afternoon and Linda had our first meeting set up for an hour later.  It has been full speed ahead since and things seem to keep falling into place.  Friday morning we got our phones working and Claude, our man in Dar es Salaam, took me around to hardware stores […]

Hope Village, Tanzania, Architectural Site Visit, 2012

Sundberg Architectural Initiative is currently working with Songea Municipal and Ruvuma Regional Government leaders, Jirani Mwema leaders and the elders of Mshangano village to build Hope Village. When completed, Hope Village will contain residential homes for 160 orphans, a health clinic, nursery/pre-primary schoo, and vocational training school to serve both the orphans and village children. […]