Pete Rogers who travels the world searching out the best coffee and who runs our Community Aid program, was in the jungles of Burundi on the border with Rwanda when something caught his eye out his car door window. It was a young boy in a local village wearing a San Jose Shark's jersey!
Pete used his phone to send us this picture as well as a story of an awful rainy day on muddy roads, flagging down trucks to get back to town after his car got stuck.
We're not sure if this little boy is able to watch the playoffs or even knows what hockey is. But if so, he must be as happy and excited as the entire San Francisco Bay Area right now! Small world! Go Sharks!
Why not try some of the delicious, amazing African coffees Pete has discovered.
Below is Pete's account of that day:
Drove 3 very hard hours and 1 turn short of the coffee region, a truck was stuck in the mud. We worked for 1 hour to get it out, but it tipped onto its side. So we turned around. Of course, it has been pouring and drove back 3 more hours. Then we turned south toward the famous jungle we almost crashed in and had a major blow out at almost the exact spot. No jack, no spare, and no way to un-attach the tire . We used Anna to flag down some truckers and figured a way to change the tire. Just arrived out of the jungle, and we are very glad after 11 hours of driving to be drinking a few cold beers and inside from the cold rain. Pretty much it has been raining non stop. Driving through the lost jungle a few monkey stopped to look at our car. Don't know who was watching who, and as muddy as I am now, I'm sure they thought I was one of them. Mario and Anna say "hi." Brutal rain everyday. Trucks blocking roads, accidents, and lots of rain. Been driving 8 to 9 hours a day seeing coffee areas and have covered almost the entire country.