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The Mkombozi Mamas of Tanzania

A couple of months ago, Cross-Cultural Solutions received an email from CCS Kilimanjaro volunteer Cinde Dolphin. She said, "The experience in Kilimanjaro touched me deeply, along with volunteer Jill Holroyd. We had the opportunity to work with Mkombozi, a women's micro-loan cooperative. We stay in touch with the Mkombozi members, and have developed a website to educate others about the amazing work they're doing."

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"It was so different from anything I had ever known."

I will never forget the moment I stepped off the plane and into Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. Jet lag seemed to be dragging my body into the floor beneath me and I struggled to read the signs around me.

This was my first trip overseas, the first time I would ever travel on my own. All I had ever known were big American cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC. I think that was part of what drew me to Morocco – it was so different from anything I had ever known.

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