Just a quick share before bed… As I was walking through the village on my way home, I was greeted by Minati, a 9-year-old SOUL student. I asked her how her day was and she said, “It has been good.” I asked her what she did and she replied, “I was happy.” So simple and […]Read more "uncomplicated happiness…truth from a 9-year-old"
It is clear that these six months are a lot different that the first. It’s less about novelty and more about convenience. I have a bike, a three bedroom house near the River Nile complete with solar lights, running water and soon, power. I even have an internet stick that allows me to connect from […]Read more "In With the New (babies, wild puppies, electricity)"
My new favorite thing happening on the ground is a partnership between DIG (Development in Gardening) and SOUL. Patrick, a local Ugandan, started DIG out of a need to survive. He was 15 years old when he lost both his parents to AIDS. He had 8 siblings to take care of. They needed food so […]Read more "DIG & SOUL : Organic Pesticide"
Mzungu One of the first words I learned was Mzungu (white person). As I travel from village to village on the back of a boda (motorcycle taxi), this is a word I hear repeatedly. Kids of all ages run to the road and warmly yell, “Hello Mzungu, Byyyeee.” It is like they are taught this […]Read more "“lows will have their compliment of highs”"