Facebook Chatting With a Young Ugandan Friend

A couple of our sponsored young men have chatted with me this morning. Most are in boarding school, and not directly effected by the situation going on along the railway. But our friend Victor tested out of S4 last year, and wasn't able to continue his education. He is living in the slums, planning to marry in December, and trying to find work. Here is what he said this morning: We are discouraged by railway people but otherwise am ever appriciatig ur c

Exposure and Fundraising for the Namuwongo Crisis

We've had some great things happen today, and I thank you all for your attention and prayers. Today, I did a radio interview at 7:25, a tv interview with Time Warner Cable News (News 14 Carolina) in the drizzle, and a tv interview with WITN, New Bern. I've booked two other interviews for next week. A colleague of my husband's sent out our press release to 20,000 (yes, those zeros are correct!) news outlets. And we've had 531 hits on the blog so far...

UPDATE On the Crisis in Namuwongo

This is Jennifer. We gave her a grant to start a micro-business, and she was able to buy some land and this house. It was right on the railway - it's gone. I am going to copy and paste the emails I've had from Uganda, because their words are better than mine. Here is my initial email from Emily, director at Ray of Hope, yesterday morning: Sunday night saw houses 30 m on either side of the railway line demolished by graders that invaded slum dwe...

Crisis in Namuwongo – URGENT!

We have issues in our government and losing freedoms here. But what happened Sunday night would never happen here. I am absolutely shocked and horrified. Sunday night, the government send graders into the slums of Namuwongo and demolished everything within 30 meters of the railroad track. Homes, businesses... everything. No warning. No chance to pack up belongings or protect children. Just graders mowing down homes with people in them. ...