We are so excited to share with you our favorite photos from Kenya and Uganda this week!

From Uganda:


There are no shopping malls in (or anywhere near) Kaihura, so when I want to go shopping I go to the market! The market sells shoes, clothes, veggies, and fruits. You never know what you are going to find at the market, and if you do find something you had better be ready to  bargain for it!


Everest is paralyzed from the chest down, and was brought to BHTF when he was in very bad shape physically. He has been healing, and living near Village Art making handcrafts for the craft shop to sell. This week Everest moved to a bigger house closer to Hope Again Medical Clinic. Everest is going to be bought a wheelchair and this new house is more wheelchair accessible. It is also much closer to the clinic, so his health can be monitored more closely. I am very excited to see Everest moving to a bigger, nicer house and even more excited that he will soon be mobile (with the help of his wheelchair)!

From Kenya:


This week we had a medical team from California visit Blessed Camp.  They helped out at the clinic and also brought supplies to help restock the clinic’s shelves.

There are only two seasons in Uganda, dry and rainy, and after almost three months of very dry weather it is finally rainy season again!

Now that it is rainy season it means Kyongera Farm is getting ready for planting season!

Kyongera Farm was founded to help teach agricultural skills to the students at New Hope Vocational School as well as help provide some food for the children at Home Again Children’s Home. The farm is slowly but surely beginning to produce enough food to not only feed the students that work there, but also send fruits and vegetables to be used at Home Again.We are so very proud of all the hard work that goes into planting, growing, and harvesting everything that is produced at Kyongera Farm!


The soil is being prepared for the upcoming planting season.


New Hope students have been growing pineapples on their farm for 3 years now.


Matooke, which is type of banana, is a staple food in Uganda and is grown at Kyongera farm.


Eggplant is another common vegetable grown at Kyongera farm.

Today, after picking up our volunteer team that arrived from California, we visited the Akamba Handicraft Co-operative Society. Here numerous artisans make hundreds of handcrafts per day that are sent all over Mombasa, as well as, to other parts of Kenya to be sold in craft shops. It was a neat experience to see each artisan focusing in their area of expertise in an assembly line of sorts until they ended up with the finished product.


The Akamba Handicraft Co-op



This artisan is making tusks for these carved elephants.


This is Akamba’s store room where many of their products are sold.

This week Photo Friday features our favorite photos from Bringing Hope to the Family in Uganda, and Action Ministry in Kenya! We are so excited to be able to share with you our favorite photos from both of Know Think Act’s ministry partners!

First, from Action Ministry in Mombasa Kenya:

Action Ministry is building new office rooms for the administrative staff.  Here is a photo of the building so far.  We can’t wait until the construction is finished and  Action Ministry’s staff can move in!

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Planting season is beginning in East Africa and Action Farm is beginning to see new growth. Here are some on the new seedlings that are starting to sprout.


And From Bringing Hope to the Family:

This week the girls of New Hope Vocational School are moving from the rented building that had previously housed them into their new location at Kyongera Farm! At the farm there is more space for classrooms and living quarters, and now all of the students will be receiving agricultural training. I snapped a couple of photos on moving day. One photo is of Grace who is excited for the move and the other being the ridiculously overloaded truck helping move the furniture out to the farm.


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This is where the families of Kyabajagara previously gather all of the water that they used everyday. BHTF works with KTA to help bring clean water to communities whose only source of water looks like this.


Constructing a well is hard work. When money is raised, through the generosity of donors like you, BHTF works with the community to dig and construct a source of clean water. BHTF will provide the materials and a supervising engineer, but the community receiving the well pitches in and provides the labor for the construction of the well.


Depending on the community and the site, constructing a new well takes between one to three weeks. Once the well is finished, it will bring clean drinking, cooking, cleaning water for years to come!