Thursday, October 13, 2016

Days for Girls project with Ann
Days for Girls project with Ann
Days for Girls project with Ann

Two wheeled Pickup Truck

And no extra charge!

A plastic container with one side removed and a rope is great fun if your big sister will do the pulling.

Two legged pickup truck

At least it keeps the sun out of your eyes.

Human powered pickup truck.

Meeting with Akim (left) and Claudius.

That load would not even fit in a pickup truck.

Getting ready for the patients.  First stop, washing of the feet.

Last stop, disinfecting the wound.

Who needs a pickup truck!

Caution, Wide Load

The ward is growing by 'families'.

New desk.

They all want to be in the picture.

Very few homes in the rural areas have water on site, so fetching water is a daily task, borne mostly by children.

That was a strange site.  Not too many 'road' bikes here.

Cute kids.

That's a milk jug.

Yep. They're every where.

Too long for a truck.  Just right for a bike.

Yep, a motorcycle carrying a motorcycle.

There's always room for more.


Firewood for cooking and boiling the water.  The kids start carrying their weight early.

Rwanda border.

Border paperwork.

Slow, but who is in a hurry?

Perfect fit.




Bishop Jaker and President and Sister Chatfield


Isaac and Brenda

Baby Blanket donation.

They start taking care of their little brothers and sisters at a very young age.


What is that in your hair?  

Visitor Book

Students going to fetch water.

It's a 1-1/2 hour walk each way.  Not much class time today.



Cutting the ribbon.

More cute kids that want to be in the picture.

My goat.

Madilyn's goat

Biodegradable scaffolding .

We've hit water,

and mud.

Catchment off the roof.




Mobile knife sharpening service.

When it rains, the rivers rise.

Street market.

Lunch time at school.

Our desks.

Queue at the borehole.

The students always stand when we peek into the classroom.

More lumber haulers.

The band,

and the Mzungus.

Students at the handover.

Handover greetings.

More ribbon cutting.

Trying out the new borehole.

Another baby blanket finds a baby.

Trying out an old borehole.

Another baby blanket gift.

The recipient.

They really like the photo ops.

Water heading home.

Latrine pit.

Seems like it would be too much for the neck.

Bike on a Boda.

No water yet.  Just dirt.

Going deeper.

Tilapia on the way to the market.

'Fresh' beef and pork.

Children trying out the new borehole,

with Sister Howard at the helm.

The children always liked Sister Howard the best.

Traveling salesman.

Bike shop.

Repair stand.

Latrine pit that is now 'lined'.

Mud hut with thatched roof.

Madilyn just finished a lesson on SODIS.  They were getting their water out of the 'ditch'.

One size fits all if you can pedal 'through' the frame.

The kids with their new ball from Sister Howard.

I think Sister Howard has some treats.

The daily ritual.

Another two wheeled truck.

There's the driver.

Roadside shops.

Service project?

Another busy borehole.

More of our desks.  Note the 'CJCL'.

About 400 pounds of water!

He stopped so we could take another pic.

Cabbage on the way to the market.

Hauling water back to their homes.

The banana lady.

75 students in one class.

At least they can't get into trouble there.

Kindergarten - mud floor.
Tilapia served whole and eaten whole.  

Girls 'changing/wash' room.

Our friends at church.

I didn't.

There just isn't anything you can't carry on 2 wheels.

Our motorized borehole project in Bbaale.

6 taps, 3 on each side.

Is there a gas tank in there somewhere?


Sister Howard donating another ball to the kids.

And the game is on.

Another admirer of Sister Howard.  Not so sure of me.

Another borehole handover.
73 year old with 3 wives donated the land for the borehole.

The first water goes to him.

Sister Howard pumps for the first customer.

Patiently waiting their turn.

Filling the larger Jerry Can.

More little ones waiting their turn.

Our best V.I.P. (Ventilated, Improved, Pit)  Latrine yet.

The students giving us 'Flowers' for the Latrine.

Another view.

Some of the faculty, government officials and students.

The only 'Bush' latrine in Uganda with a sink with running water and terrazzo walls and floors!

The first (dirty) water off the roof is captured here.

They like to touch the Mzungu's hands, and hair if you let them. 

Vents & Rain Water Capture Water System

Sister Howard and others - First Water

Maybe she has never seen a Mzungu.