The End of a Long, Productive Week in Uganda

First and foremost, my biggest prayer was answered: We hired a supervisor for the Ndoto Project! His name is James Jemba, he is a certified tailor and teacher in the country, and has taught sewing and shoe making since 1991. I interviewed him yesterday (after a fairly disastrous interview with a lady the day before), and he brought his papers today. Everything checked out, and he came this afternoon to get started. Peace also got her first Masai necklace ...

Because It’s Africa – A Change of Plans!

There is a saying amongst those ex-pats who live and work in Africa (doesn't matter where, either!): TIA. This is Africa. This is used to explain, well, just about everything, because what you realize quite early on is that virtually nothing goes how you think it will, when you think it will, where you think it will. Flexibility is key, because without it, you are going to be more frustrated than you've ever been in your life. (Even with it, you wi...