People are Starving in Bududa

The Covid Pandemic is effecting rural Uganda much, much harder than communities in the more developed nations. People are Starving and there is no relief in sight. The national government is no help. The Daily Monitor, one of the largest newspapers in Uganda, quoted the President Yoweri Museveni as saying, “If you were poor before the lockdown, you’llContinue reading “People are Starving in Bududa”

Sometimes WordPress Doesn’t Make It Easy to See the Video

WordPress is the site through which I create my blog. Because you signed up as a follower, WordPress automatically sends an email to you when I publish a new blog post. Unfortunately, the latest notification email didn’t include a working version of the video that I included in the post. If you go to myContinue reading “Sometimes WordPress Doesn’t Make It Easy to See the Video”

Whatever Works

The people of Bududa are very resourceful. They have to be. They have limited options for things we take for granted – food, water, shelter, and clothing. Necessity may be the mother of invention, but limited options breed creativity and flexibility. Water comes from streams, cisterns or distant wells called bore holes. The ubiquitous yellowContinue reading “Whatever Works”

Reading is the Best Way to Travel until I Leave on January 28

Guide books do little to quench my thirst to understand the people of Bududa and the vast mystery that is Africa. Fortunately, there is a treasure trove literature as broad and deep as the continent itself. While waiting impatiently to leave for Uganda, I have been immersed in books about people and animals living inContinue reading “Reading is the Best Way to Travel until I Leave on January 28”

Story Published in the Chestnut Hill Local

Leaving N.W. Philly to volunteer in East African village Posted on January 3, 2020, updated on January 3, 2020 by Len Lear by Len Lear Thinking of leaving the winter weather to travel to a warm climate to get away from it all? That is what Ron Kanter plans to do next month but notContinue reading “Story Published in the Chestnut Hill Local”