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Losing her radio virginity!

August 9, 2010

La Chica has lost her radio virginity!  She has been interviewed by Professor David Boyd for the program International Links on Radio Adelaide.  International Links has been running for 10 years, and they have interviewed more than 500 people from more than 50 countries.  She was a little intimidated when she first entered the studio and sat down with a HUGE microphone in her face and a set of snugly fitting earphones on her head, but her charming Scottish interviewer soon put her at ease.  His experiences in East Africa 45 years ago were a nice contrast to La Chica’s more recent exploits.  Her program will be broadcast on Sunday 22 Augst at 12 noon, and the recording will also be uploaded onto the project website at

Not content with radio, La Chica has decided it’s time to publicise her story to the world, or at least, to Melbourne.  She is talking to a publicist and looking at ways to raise awareness of the water project through telling her own story about her friendship with Namnayak and Olengunin, and her life in her mud hut in Longido village, Tanzania.

Stay tuned for more, as La Chica attempts to lose her TV virginity…

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  1. Bob Hansen permalink

    Hello La Chica! Will you be in Longido or around Arusha during May/June of 2011? I work with an American humanitarian group that focuses on children’s and mothers’ health projects. Most of our projects are in Kenya and Rwanda but we have been exploring possibilities with MWEDO and LOOCIP. I’ll be bringing a few of my university students to Longido/Arusha in late May after working with our Rwanda projects. I’d love to meet with you since we both are connected to the people of Longido. I’m also pursuing a fair trade arrangement with the Longido women’s craft collective…this may also be an overlap of interests.
    I enjoyed reading your blogs…thanks for sharing them.

    Bob Hansen
    Humanity for Children
    & Westminster College, Missouri, USA

    • Tracey permalink

      Hi Bob, how interesting to get your note! Yes, I am planning to be in Longido and Arusha in June this year. I’m going to be bringing a group of friends and family to Tanzania to introduce them to Longido and to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. You sound like you have the perfect job. Would be great to meet up. I know the people at LOOCIP reasonably well although I’m not working with them. I haven’t heard of MWEDO. Can we communicate further via email? I’d love to know how you fundraise too – that’s what I’m doing now back in Australia. Look forward to knowing more. La Chica.

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