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Spring into Action! Bonnie’s Journey

Meet our friend Bonnie, she is currently in Uganda working towards a good cause.

 

Bonnie has been traveling the globe, experiencing new cultures, foods and making many great friends since she finished her six year commitment with the Army National Guard in 2000.  Along the way, she fell in love with Uganda and its people.  She made the decision to live and volunteer in the Southwest corner, a little town called Kisoro. She spent fourteen months teaching English and working at a children’s home.

 

While volunteering, she realized that more resources were needed so with the financial help of friends and family she was able to build water tanks and provide local schools with some much needed resources.  From this overwhelming support, Resilient Uganda was born – a realization that people want to continue to help and support the people of Uganda.  Bonnie plans to build more water tanks and establish self-sufficiency within families by establishing craft co-ops.  She feels incredibly blessed to be called to help wherever she can in this great big world.

 

Read about Bonnie’s Journey below -

 

Hello Friends,                                                             2 April 2016

I hope April finds everyone healthy and energetic for all your spring cleaning and yard work!

We’ve spent the week in the village very near the big mountain, where the gorillas live, (no, we didn’t see any, I wish!) We are about to start building the next water tank there, it’s going to be another BIGGIE, probably a 20,000 liter tank instead of the 10,000 liters we’ve done in the past. The one at Amazing Grace is a 30,000 liter tank and is nearly complete! We’ve identified a compound of about 45 homes to build at. The first day we were there it was around mid-day and no one was cooking lunch again, so I asked, “Why no cooking?” I should know better than to ask this loaded question. They told me they had no water and they didn’t’ even know I was “the tank lady” at that point! They told me, “they usually go into the National Park up the mountain for water, but it’s not there.” We met an elderly woman who had first trekked up the mountain and found no water, so then she went down to a very far trading center where she filled her jerri-can and had been walking for over four hours to find the water!

 

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Kids, The old woman who just walked 4 hours for her jerri-can of water, scouting in the village for water tank location.

 

 

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Lunch in the village with Wilson’s family…have I mentioned Wilson is working again?! At 70.something years old, he’s healthy enough to be painting again!

 

 

 

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The tank, nearly complete

 

 

I’m excited to announce that the bags are finally for sale on our website, as well as the biography’s and photos of the four ladies who have been sewing with us since the beginning! Please check it out and shop if you wish @  www.resilientuganda.webs.com

 

Wishing each and everyone of you Peace and Happiness,

Bonnie

 

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”     –Thomas Merton

                                                                                                                  www.resilientuganda.webs.com

Resilient Uganda

P.O. Box 7

Kisoro Uganda AFRICA



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