5 Reasons To Go To a Third World Country

5 Reasons To Go To a Third World Country
5. THE KIDS There is just TOO MUCH CUTENESS! 4. AMAZING SITES Unspoiled wilderness, stunning vistas, empty beaches. God's creation without a hotel, McDonalds, or shopping mall in site. 3. EPIC PHOTOGRAPHY POTENTIAL People, places, animals, skies... Your journey in photos will bring back memories for a lifetime! 2. AMAZING LOCAL EATS AND DRINKS! Eat local - you won't be disappointe...

One Week Til Takeoff – Uganda Count Down

October 9 is the day! I've started gathering my "Uganda stuff:" power converter, Ugandan phone, passport, malaria medicine and other scrips, my travel blanket and pillow, my Uganda-only clothes (long shorts/capris, mainly). I've also been collecting all the things I'm taking over and leaving: flip flops and toothbrushes for the refugee camp, 1" elastic and beads and scissors and patterns for the new co-ops, makeup for my friend who lives there. ...

I’m Going To Uganda – FREE!

I won't bore you with all the details, but I didn't know if I'd get to Uganda at all this year. We moved, it took awhile to rent our old house, the economy... You get the picture. But when I had the idea to start Ndoto, I knew I'd have to go personally to get the co-op set up. About three weeks ago, I checked and prices were around $1265. Awesome! Last Thursday, I checked and prices were still $1265. Super awesome! I didn't book the ticket then ...

Adding in a side trip!

In 2012, Hospice Jinja split off some staff and started Hospice Tororo, about 100 miles from Jinja. Just like Hospice Jinja did in the beginning, Tororo is struggling for funds. At the moment, Ten Eighteen doesn't have any extra to divert to Tororo (unless you'd like to help?), but I was invited by Rinty (who used to be in Jinja) to come and visit them later this month. After some calculating and studying my schedule, I'm going to be able to go! On the ...

The hard working ladies of Namuwongo

One of the things Ten Eighteen Inc. does in Uganda is micro-business grants. Notice I didn't say micro-business loans, which is all the rage right now. The reason for this is simple: there is virtually no way for these women to repay a loan and still improve their quality of living, pay their school fees, buy food, and pay rent. None. A  lot of organizations do loans, and, in theory I guess it makes sense (our family chooses not to have debt except for on