I wanted to share some stories from my trip to Uganda. Below is about an awesome young woman, Jennifer Kragt. After I finished the two Hydromissions projects, I took a day-long bus ride to visit my friend and check out her region for future drilling opportunities. When I arrived in Soroti, I was picked up … More Her Heart Beats for Karamoja
This is a my attempt at sharing some more photos and stories from Uganda. It is a weak start but these will get better! No matter how long my trip – whether it is 1 week or 8 weeks – my “luggage” is always the same. One single backpack. I tease my trainees that come … More Where is my pillow?!
My original flight would have brought me home very late tonight, but I was able to hop on an earlier flight once I got back to Kampala. P.S. My first breakfast in the States: brownies in chocolate ice cream! Such a healthy start! Arua to Kampala was an 8 hour bus ride. I was excited … More Home!
So, Uganda is one of the countries where everyone drives on the left side of the road. Besides almost getting hit by just about every moving vehicle during my time here, I also found that walking on the left side is odd for me to process. Not in a general sense – people weave all … More I have to learn how to walk on the left side of the road!
So, why did we generally walk or take a boda (motorbike) the two-ish miles between our host house and the orphanage in Iganga?…because otherwise we’d spend 30 minutes trying to get the truck through the narrow gate (Isaac hardly ever made it through the gate on the first try so we’d have to push the … More I saw a wild animal…other than vultures, rats, giant worms, lizards and spiders (finally!)
Hello Everyone! Yeah for Internet access! Here is a quick story from my time with Jennifer in Soroti and the villages nearby: Jennifer and I were brought to meet with a woman in the village of Obule who had recently undergone surgery. We were brought there by Charles, the pastor of a church nearby. We … More A New Name
Message from Cait: “Soroti is surely missed although I am happy to be able to spend a couple days with my friends, David & Emma, here in Arua. Getting to Arua was quite the 8.5 hour adventure – Dennis and I sort of hitchhiked the route for the most part but I can explain that … More Hitchhiker’s Guide to Uganda
Message from Cait: “Soroti is going really well! I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived besides the fact that I was staying with my friend, Jennifer (an awesome missionary nurse who I will write about once I arrive back in the states), bringing … More To Soroti….and beyond!
Message from Cait: The sun is setting here in Iganga. I made it back to watch the plastering of the 5 stalls and 2 bathing rooms. Final touches will be made tomorrow and then I am off to Soroti to bring a water filter to a friend and scout for future hydromissions sites. **Please note … More Almost done Project #2
I am leaving Kampala today. I finished my final lab tests with the doctor and have been given a new series of antibiotics to take care of some uninvited guests living in my tummy (gross!). I will be getting on a bus for Iganga in about twenty minutes to visit the site and check on … More Leaving Kampala!