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Travel Thoughts 2019

Traveling back to Ivory Coast after 3 months in Norway, it always feels a bit strange to change environments and leave one home behind. Leaving Oslo feels bittersweet, bitter because of leaving people behind and the rest of the Wattero team. Sweet because it’s time, there is much to do and in Abidjan, as well …

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Godjiboué March 2019

Posted 05/04 The first night in Godjiboué it was pouring down. In many ways washing away the old and the morning felt like a brand new start. I fell asleep to the sound of a generator powering a fridge in one of the neighbor’s houses. Although I understand the need for it, and am happy …

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Godjiboué February 2018

Posted 20/03 You could assume that a travel you do several times will get easier for every time. Turns out that this was not the case this time around going to Godjiboué. Traveling with the solar kits turned out to bring some challenges along the way, from going through the police checkpoints to finding means …

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Godjiboué May 2017

Posted 20/03 The rainy season has started for full in the Ivory Coast, which we experienced first hand the day we were going to visit the village we have chosen for our first project. Godjiboué is a rather big village located in the south-west of the Ivory Coast. The plan was to take a bus …

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Godjiboué December 2017

Posted 20/03 Yesterday we got to experience how unpredictable life in the village can be. We left our homes in Abidjan at 07.00 with hopes of arriving in Godjiboué in the early afternoon. Leaving Abidjan did not go as planned, it eventually took us 3 ½ hours before we could leave with the bus to …

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Godjiboué September 2018

Posted 20/03 Back in Godjiboué after six months or “it has been 2 days” as people say here. The first thing that was greeting us when arriving in the village was two bright light bulbs shining up a local shop. It was a great feeling to see the direct impact our project has had and …

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Kodrou – February 2019

Posted 20/03 Last week, Wattero was finally back on the road in Ivory Coast, going to visit the people that we are working to bring light to. This time we went to a completely new place, all the way to the very west of the country, close to the border of Liberia. We have a …

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