This week, LaNese Mahan, a 2017 MIAP-Noble Fellow, visited the Dokolo and Amolatar districts in Uganda to gather information on each woman participating in the Women’s Empowerment Program.
This week we visited the Barlonyo school garden and Calo Me Lare to work on the compost system.
Alexa Major visits a commercial farm with Restoration Gateway students, conducts interviews with Ugandan women in mud huts and beneath trees, and gets lost.
For the most part, harvesting both groundnuts and soybeans consisted of walking row to row pulling up plants.
One of my favorite experiences so far happened this week when I was out at Barlonyo schools working with their head gardener, Walter.
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.
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.