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Sunday, January 17, 2010


In my last post I made a typo and said Sam did not get his job, he DID the get job. Apparently one of those blond moments.


Friday, January 15, 2010


Here are some Ethiopian Facts and Figures:

Life expectancy: 42 years old
Population subsisting below $2/day - close to 80%
Average births per woman: 6.14
Deaths from pregnancy/abortion related: 1 in 7
Women dying from TB is 96 per 100,000
Children dying from AIDS: 1 in 16
Percentage of AIDS cases in the world: 7%
Female genital mutilation: >80%
Women experiencing rape: 25%
Newborns dying before age one - 1 in 10
Children dying before age 5 - 1 in 6
Orphans - 4 million
Children under 5 stunted from malnutrition - >50%
Literacy 41%
*for women 26.4%
High school attendance for females 8.5%


no news...

We are still waiting to get our 1600A approved through USCIS. Once that is complete we will be able to submit our dossier and officially be waiting! The approval is taking longer than usual as they recently changed the way in which these are processed. We hope to have it VERY soon though!
On a brighter note, Sam is not an outside sales rep for his company! He is elated! He just returned from Florida from his National Sales Meeting...lucky dog!

Recently we checked out an Ethiopian restaurant, T's place. I was a little skeptical, but it wasn't bad!

Take care,