We’ve had a great first week here in Uganda. I wanted to give you an update of everything that’s been going on.

We’ve been hauling materials down to where a new shallow well will be dug, within the next week. Its steep terrain, so getting the concrete blocks, brick, sand, etc. to the well site has been intense labor, hauling four concrete blocks at a time by wheelbarrow, down a steep hill and then back up again. The heat these days was intense. We’re excited to get digging though! We visited the current water sources and let’s just say, I’m so happy to have this well go in. It’s amazing to see what communities like this one rely on for their drinking water.

We’ve also been building playground equipment for the Home Again Orphanage. Cutting, sheering, hammering, welding all of the pieces into place. Once we’re finished, we’ll have a set of monkey bars, three swings and a slide for the kids to play on!

We have several other projects going on as well, but for now, I wanted to show you a glimpse of our time here in Uganda so far through photographs. A few of these are mine, but all the credit goes to David Molnar. David is an incredible friend of GSM as well as a Board Member. He also happens to be an amazing photographer. He’s here with us for the next week and has delivered some breathtaking shots. You can check out more of his work at davidmolnar.com.

Jeremy Stanley
U.S. Programs Director