Been thinking of moving abroad? Cara Silva and her partner Casey Cobell had dreams of Africa together. The land called to them, and they knew they had to make it happen. Here’s there story of what brought them to Rwanda, and how they made the dream turn into a reality – it’s really large leap of faith! Another inspiring story full of tips on how to make your desire to live abroad come to fruition.
Cara Silva and husband Casey Cobell
Why Rwanda? Tell us about taking off for Africa.
If I am honest with myself, I have been drawn to Africa since I was a child. I wish I could pinpoint what it was, or when it was, but I just can’t seem to do it. There are some images that I do remember inspiring me when I was young: watching the graceful African animals run along the plains on National Geographic, seeing the images of African children with distended tummies during the severe drought in Ethiopia in the 1980s, the large media hype around Bono’s One Campaign splashed everywhere in the U.S., and reading about how the AIDS epidemic has plagued the continent far beyond anywhere else on this earth. Something about all of this, and probably much more, put a longing in my heart…but that is not where it ended.
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