What Living as an Expat in Tanzania is Really Like

Welcome back to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Melissa, who has been living in Tanzania with her husband and three children for eight years, after moving from California. Melissa and her husband works as the directors of Kingdom Families, a family-based orphan care program that advocates for children to be raised in families.

On moving abroad: I originally came to Tanzania in the summer of 2010 to intern for a non-profit. I met my husband that summer and we got engaged only six weeks later. (Our love story is a bit crazy!) We got married that next summer in my hometown of California, and have been living in Tanzania ever since. 

On waking up to Kilimanjaro: We live on the beautiful foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, and have an incredible, close-up view of the mountain from

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