I just had a chance to see all of the comments posted – thanks so much! They made me laugh, smile and feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Enjoy the photos : ) Complete well and hand pump in Kaloko village (first project in the district of Bukedea) Picking what I thought was … More Free wifi means you all get photos!
Hey Everyone! I am back on the borrowed computer and modem (wahoo!). Good news on the health front – I kept all my food down yesterday and, as far as I can tell, my minor fever broke last night. I still went to the clinic here in Kampala this morning because I was advised to get some … More Health Update and “Cait vs the Worm”
Hello everyone! I’m online! I have been loaned a computer and modem and have a little time on it to update you all briefly. First of all, thanks for all of your prayers. I am currently in Kampala resting and recovering. I arrived in a simple guesthouse this morning and plan on returning to the site … More Message from the president! …oh wait, nope, just Cait
Message from Caitlin: Cyrus does have Malaria. He just returned from the site and we started him on medication. He should recover soon. Washington has recovered successfully because his malaria was treated early. We are really blessed that we were able to conduct this latrine construction differently based on what we learned from issues in … More Lessons learned
Message from Cait: “Cyrus (the other hydromissions associate) seems to be the next one to get ill. He has been sleeping for a couple hrs now. The latrine construction is going well but we’re almost out of healthy people here. I am feeling better though and I plan on returning to the site tomorrow.” Update: … More Another one bites the dust…
Message from Cait: “Sick all day on Friday. Getting sick to my stomach, couldn’t keep anything down and couldn’t sleep. They wound up taking me to the nearest “doctor” who gave me three little white envelopes. One had an “antibacterial” in it ( which I think means antibiotic) and the other two… I’m not so … More Knocked down but not out
Message from Caitlin: “The borehole for the new well at the orphanage reached a dept of 65 ft then collapsed. It took the strength of 7 men but thankfully we were able to pull the drill and 60 feet of extenders out of the collapsed borehole. We decided to refocus our efforts to the old … More Collapsed Borehole and a Sick Day
Message from Cait: “We might have set a Hydromissions record – 33′ in one day! It is at least a record for me & for Cyrus. We have far to go but at least we’re off to a great start!” Update: “David (American Trainee) left yesterday to head back to the states. Washington (Ugandan Trainee) … More Progress…or lack thereof
Message from Cait: Current project is at an orphanage. There is a 50′ borehole with a hand pump but it only produces 120 liters of water per day – not nearly enough for 100 kids! It is so sad to watch those kids work so hard at pumping just to get a trickle of water. … More Drilling for the kids…
Message from Cait: Finally got to Iganga yesterday. We squeezed into a mini van packed with 20 people for a 1 hour ride to Mbale then caught the big bus for the 2 hour ride to Iganga. We had one bathroom break on the way. Here in Uganda that means the bus pulls over and … More What is a Ugandan bathroom break?