Staying with a Tanzanian family

Here is a short narrative by Christopher Furlan, who just returned from Tanzania.

“I was recently in Tanzania conducting collaborative fieldwork with UBU’s partner organization CBHCC. For the duration of this visit I resided with a local family in their home in Arusha. Compared to staying in a hotel, which is a common practice for these types of trips, a family offers unique insight into everyday Tanzanian life and the constraints faced by families. In particular a deeper understanding of the context, culture and activities that manifest and converge within the family home, which in turn enables for a better understanding of UBU’s work in Tanzania.”