Friday, March 20, 2009


Here we are in the new year. We had the opportunity to attend a farming conference here this past month. It was well attended by both expats and local farmers. I believe that this farming method will make a big difference in the lives of the people who implement it on their farms. We were introduced to this method after we arrived in Uganda and had the opportunity to put it to practice at one of the schools in the village. Some of the farmers have seen a 10 fold increase in their crop production since implementing it. This means that the people can go from sustenance farming to actually making a profit. That is huge for these people. That means they can not only feed their families, but also send them to school and provide clothing and medical for them.
We are so excited to see this take root here.

We have 3 girls here who are helping out in one of the village schools. They have been here since November and will stay until May. They are seeing first hand what it is like to live here as they have been living in the village this entire time. They are teaching English as well as other subjects to Baby Class through P5. We are blessed to have them here and know that they are truly making a difference in these childrens lives.