Favourite moments

Favourite moments

I recently visited all the parents in Uganda that have received loans from us. It was amazing to see how the individuals had used their loan, whether it be starting a new business, or expanding their existing business.

Jocelyn was already selling fruit and veg outside her home and decided that she would increase her income by using the loan she was given to cook and sell somosas and cassava at breakfast and lunchtime.

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Day 2 - Play, Rain & Soap

It was so fun to meet the new children in our catch up classes. There are only a couple remaining from when we were here last because all the previous children have been sponsored into a school in the city. The sponsored children have a inset day tomorrow so we will get to see them all for the first time this visit. Because they are normally at school during the day, we don't get to see them easily, just evenings and weekends. 

We had fun playing and getting to know the children; fun and laughter translate in any language. 

Megan and I are here to do some 'proper' work too, reviewing our programs efficiency. Megan is reviewing the success of the loans we have given out to different individuals. Whilst we are looking at the papers, one of the mums has come into the Livelihoods building to make liquid soap to sell. Maureen, the Livelihoods Officer, talked us through how to make the soap... a lot is involved; mix the right ingredients and quantities together before mixing the liquid every few hours for 24 hours, you can then add the scent you want, bottle it up and it is then ready to sell.

We were just about to leave the slum, when the famous Ugandan rain began to pour. 

Heading back to Katanga

So... the time has come for Megan and I to head back to Uganda. I will be away for a month and Megan will be away for 2 weeks (she has a real job she needs to get back too).

We are hoping to accomplish a number of things whilst we are in Uganda, all of which will become clear as you keep up to date with what we are doing via this blog and on our Facebook Page.