Looks like I will begin working with a local Micro Finance sometime within the next week. I also found an internet café in Vogan, and the two are actually related. I had turned in my résumé to the MFI and had tried to make contact with the director several times but he was never there. I went by with my homologue yesterday in hopes that we would find him but again caught him out of the office. We spoke with the secretary and left a note. I went off to the internet cafe and paid for two hours, had the chance to talk with Lauren on gmail chat for a little bit, and did some browsing around After an hour and a half the director shows up to get online and we chat, set up Monday at 8:30 as a good time to meet, and go about our business.
Mr. Eklo came by this morning to help straighten up the furniture situation here. He paid me back the 3 or 4 dollars left over from other money I had already given him, and then I gave him another 60 dollars or so to pay for my kitchen table, four wooden chairs, and a cabinet where I can finally put my clothes and organize this mountain of papers that seems to be rising up in rebellion. I'll finally feel moved in.
I've also made a friend next door whose mother has been cooking me something to eat every evening. They have a refrigerator, a TV, and a DVD player with several movies, all the indicators of a middle class family. I've offered to pay her mom to cook for me every evening. I hate having to put something together myself, I just straight up cannot make something as delicious as they can. I've become accustomed to the food enough that I'm starting to crave it..