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Travel Days
By: admin
Jun 8, 2015

6/8/15 Yesterday was spent driving seven hours back to the city of Kampala from Lira. We stopped on the way at my favorite spot for tilapia on the shore of Lake Victoria in Jinja, the Kingfisher. I do this every year and I really look forward to it each time. The tilapia at the lake […]

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Deep Into the Countryside Visiting Honey Farmers
On: Jun 6, 2015
By: admin

6/6/15 This morning we ventured deep into the countryside, far from the town, down a dirt road which turned into a very narrow and bumpy dirt road which turned into a path that was wide enough for us to walk single file through the planted fields. That didn’t stop our fearless driver Ben from maneuvering […]

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Working With People Affected by the LRA
On: Jun 5, 2015
By: admin

6/12/14 Days like today remind me exactly why we do the work we do. This is an area that was heavily under siege by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. It is where it all started and where he is from. The people were all forced to leave their land and live in internally […]

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The Long and Winding Road to Lira
On: Jun 4, 2015
By: admin

Jetlag had us up very early, but the sunrise over Kampala is a sight worth getting up for anyway. After breakfast, we packed up the car and headed to Lira in northern Uganda. It took seven hours of dodging in and out of city traffic and cruising along long stretches of rural roads, past sugarcane, […]

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Finally arrived in Uganda…
On: Jun 3, 2015
By: admin

After arriving late last night, we (my husband Stephen, our friend/filmmaker Rand, Pilot Light Director of Programs Delphin and I) spent our first day in Uganda today recovering from the 24 hour trip here, sleeping late and having lunch at the home of my old friends Dorothy and Fabian. It was a national holiday and […]

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Travel With Us to Africa
On: Jun 1, 2015
By: admin

Today we are leaving on our annual trip to visit Pilot Light projects in Africa, currently Rwanda and Uganda. We would love to have you come along, by following my daily blog (internet allowing) during the trip. I will be posting photos, telling stories about our adventures and reporting on the progress of our projects. […]

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Final Thoughts
On: Jun 18, 2014
By: admin

6/18/14 Today is the end of a very productive three weeks visiting Pilot Light projects and now my work is just beginning. We have bigger and better projects than ever and amazing new partners join our current partners. If I have managed to peak your interest, made you feel something, opened your eyes to something […]

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Meeting the people at Children of Peace Uganda
On: Jun 17, 2014
By: admin

6/17/14 Northern Uganda was terrorized from 1988 until 2006 by Joseph Kony and his LRA army. Most people already know that he used kidnapped children to build his numbers and many of those children, some now grown up, either escaped or are rescued and have to find a way to restart their lives. Currently, the […]

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Disappointing visit in Mulanda/Lwala
On: Jun 16, 2014
By: admin

6/16/14 My very first projects in Africa were in the side by side villages of Mulanda and Lwala in eastern Uganda near the border with Kenya. Most of the homes are traditional huts built with peaceful, well groomed yards and gardens. My good friends Dorothy and Fabian come from these places and their extended families […]

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Last Day in Rwanda 2014
On: Jun 13, 2014
By: admin

6/13/14 On this last day in Rwanda, we visited two projects, the Murama Pig Cooperative, formerly the Murama Pig and Chicken Cooperative, and the Kamatana Fish Farmer Cooperative. The pig coop has been one of our very successful projects in the past and I was very sad to see that, because of recent drought here […]

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