How to make a friend in Uganda. business consultant, NGO worker, former Peace Corps volunteer, activist: searching for sustainable solutions to eradicate extreme poverty

September 15, 2011

new site + picture dump

Filed under: Peace Corps,Uganda — Jeff @ 1:43 pm

I’ve moved. It’s so good to be at a place where i have the opportunity to make a difference. I’m set up with a grassroots community organization that is super eager to go. They applied for me in 2009 but didn’t make the cut twice. These 372 women are simply striving to keep their daughters in school. It’s a tough fight in this male-dominated culture. They have tried and failed at income-generating activities; so I’m here to give them advice on how to locate a good product and find the right market. We’ll raise cash for school fees and, then, somehow work on the bigger societal issues. My priest/friend/supervisor is turning out to be a major asset and partner. This might actually become the “hardest job I’ll ever love”, instead of the reverse.

A church unfinished. [The effects of hyper inflation on construction materials.]

What all the kids stare at.

A bit of privacy. A space for chores.

The middle room. For sitting and cooking.

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