I started off the summer more than 1,200 miles away from home, not knowing a single soul in Oklahoma. I am completing my final week at Noble with eight great new friends and countless mentors and contacts.
Instead of donating seed for the women to plant, Field of Hope is looking into donating a start-up grant into the women's cooperative account to begin the lending processes.
The Noble Research Institute helped sponsor the 2017 Global Conference on Educational Robotics, which featured a farm-themed International Botball Tournament.
Whether it's the simplest games of Mweso or the average day working out in the garden, it never hurts to think a little outside the box.
The girl that left Texas in May is not the same girl who's returning. And I will be forever thankful for that.
After a week of traveling to the city, touring new programs, exploring the Nile, and saying goodbye to our friends, it was time to head back to Lira. More importantly, it was time to head back to the garden.
Field of Hope, along with Restoration Gateway, Otino Waa, Victory Outreach Ministries and numerous other NGOs, are eager to teach and show people that agriculture is a noble profession.