Author Archives: lidiaserina1

Last day in Rwanda

This is it. I am writing this post from Kigali International Airport. During these six months in Rwanda I have learned and shared so much. It is amazing to see how life can bring so many precious moments if we are open to change. I have been touched by the feedback received from my Rwandan colleagues and friends. Despite the […]

March 13

Time to wrap up

Life in Kigali At work: About three weeks left. It is time to start wrapping up my work in Rwanda. I actually feel very excited to be in this phase of the assignment. I am thrilled to go back to my family, proud of my accomplishments, and so grateful about the amazing relationships I have […]

February 03

Hakuna Matata

Life in Kigali At work: Almost four months into the assignment and some time for reflection.  I am surprised to see already significant accomplishments at work. Based on the initial pace, I would not have imagined completing almost all the deliverables in such a short period of time. Indeed resilience and flexible thinking is part […]

Two months milestone!

This past month has been mainly about visiting the District Pharmacies (small warehouses from which medicines are distributed to hospitals, health centers, health posts and other dispensing care facilities) in the country. It is amazing how much I have learned about the constraints and challenges encountered by these facilities. And they still manage to distribute […]

Starting to feel settled down … after one month!

The pace at work is getting more sustainable and better fit my personality and ways of working. I had the opportunity to start the shop floor visits of the two main warehouses (receiving and distribution) and two District Pharmacies (DPs) in Kigali, Nyarugenge and Gasabo. DPs are the first customers of the distribution network. This […]

Entering my third week… still so much to discover!

This week was about meeting the staff of the Division I have been assigned to: Medical Procurement and Distribution Division. The division is actually located in the same compound than the central warehouse in the outskirts of Kigali, because trucks are not allowed to enter downtown. Regarding my project, the scope today seems quite broad, […]

Business and History in Rwanda

End of my first week. Every day I am absorbing so much from Rwanda, either on how to do business or on history and culture. I feel being in a complete different world with so much to learn and share. I got the opportunity to get an overview of how the logistics system is set […]

A word from Kigali

I am glad to be able to connect with you after a long trip from the USA to Rwanda and no internet connection for my first 24h. Today has been already a busy and fulfilling day. I had the opportunity to meet with my NGO and all colleagues working there. I was amazed by the […]