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Finally arrived in Uganda…
Jun 3, 2015

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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Meeting the Women of MCDC
On: Jun 12, 2014
By: admin
In: MCDC

6/12/14 For the past three years, Pilot Light has had a project that we call the Market Cooperative, which is a group of ladies who work in the market in Kigali, Rwanda. They share costs and give each other small loans to increase their incomes. We have recently partnered with the Women and Children Development […]

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Potential New Partner
On: Jun 10, 2014
By: admin
In: LADA

6/10/14 It has been an incredibly long day, so I will keep this brief. We met today with a potential new partner called LADA (Literacy Action and Development Agency). We are considering working with them on a Rice Farmer’s Cooperative. Arthur, the director, took us on a 2 hour drive on dusty and bumpy dirt […]

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Coffee Farmer Visit 2014
On: Jun 9, 2014
By: admin

6/9/14 This morning we left Kabale, descending from the mountains, past the enormous flower farm belonging to President Museveni’s wife and into the rolling hills covered in banana trees to see our Coffee Farmer Cooperative in Rukingiri, a town about two hours away. Father Ignatius, who is a young priest with unstoppable energy and a […]

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An Addendum to the Last Few Days
On: Jun 8, 2014
By: admin

6/7/14 Addendum to last few days: I feel like I have been so tired each night that I have been missing the real flavor of this trip so far, in my attempt to get the blog written so I can sleep and all the while having connectivity issues. Today is a free Sunday until we […]

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