Category Archives: Africa

We Are Selling Ugandan Coffee

Subsistence farmers in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains grow coffee beans as a cash crop.  Coffee brewed from their beans has great taste and aroma, and is organic and fair trade.  Unfortunately, the area, located in western Uganda adjacent to the Democratic … Continue reading

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Playgrounds Everywhere: Our New Non-Profit

For the last few years, my family and friends have been assisting grade schools in a variety of locales around the globe.  All our efforts have been centered on developing countries, including Uganda, Peru, and the Navajo Nation.  This year, … Continue reading

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Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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Playground Installed Near Masaka, Uganda

Just after the first of the year, I was contacted by Monique Strange.  She wanted a playground installed at a primary school in Uganda run by her sister.  She agreed to finance the project, if my colleagues would install it.  … Continue reading

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Constructing a New Elementary School in Mbale, Uganda

Judy Nalube has been a long-time Uganda country coordinator for a Utah NGO:  the SeeeMe Foundation.  Last year, SeeeMe started contruction on an elementary school that operates just west of Mbale, Uganda.  The school initially has 3 classrooms, an office … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Plastic Bags and Bottles

I spend a lot of time in Uganda.  There are empty plastic bags and bottles littered everywhere.  It is a major epidemic in the country, and also in the world. Some countries are doing something about it.  According to Time magazine’s Kate … Continue reading

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Melancholy Visit to a Batwa Pigmy Community in Southern Uganda

While the rest of my group was enjoying a gorilla trek in Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest, I decided to visit a Batwa pigmy community.  The Batwa were moved out of the rain forest to help protect the gorillas and their habitat.  … Continue reading

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