Riverton Family Embraces New Life in Africa

Riverton Family Embraces New Life in Africa
Riverton Family Embraces New Life in Africa

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - A former Central Wyoming College music professor is now teaching music in the African nation of Malawi. Lander native Kelly Dehnert says a thirst for adventure led him and his family to uproot everything they knew and travel to Malawi, where they have now lived for the last six years.

He says that there is a huge difference between Wyoming and Africa with food. Traditional Malawian meals can consist of intestines, brains, eyes, termites and field mice. The average Malawian income is somewhere around $500 a year, so the Dehnerts grow most of their own food. The Dehnerts return to the United States and Lander to raise money for their living expenses and to buy instruments, books and equipment for the music department in Malawi.

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