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Meet the Interns! - Morgan Judge

Our final Summer 2014 intern has arrived! Morgan travelled to Jinja, Uganda just one week ago from Illinois to be our photography intern! She has a true gift and her face lights up when her camera is in her hands. I'm sure you'll be seeing many of her beautiful photos this summer and beyond!   Photo by Lis Steckle Age: 19 Favorite color: Teal Major: Photography & Psychology  Favorite food: Pizza (Gluten free - of course) Most interesting experience so far in Uganda: Pushing a car out of the mud on her first day. She may have ended up in the mud herself.   Photo by Lis Steckle Favorite season: Fall - because sweaters, and bonfires. How she heard about...

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Half His Savings

Guest Contributor Post today from our friend Jen Knapp at Project HOPEFUL Our team had been asked to collect so many different donations for all of the organizations and people we could bless while in Uganda. My husband, Brian and oldest daughter, Sahara and I will be heading West to Fort Portal for a separate 3 day trip from the rest of our team. It is here where we will be exploring the opportunities to learn from and serve alongside Carol Adam's ministry, Y.E.S. [Youth Encouragement Services] Uganda and Manna House. These two  ministries together care for some of the most forgotten and neglected orphans in the region due to HIV. When I looked at the list of needed items, I kept glancing OVER...

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The "Anti-Jigger Movement" - Launch Day

Yesterday was launch day! We gathered at a school in a village just outside of Jinja Town with local leaders, village health teams, and presidential officials.  As we drove onto the school compound, hundreds of children and exciting cheers greeted us. As we got out of the car, little smiles said "You are Welcome" with no need for translation. In true Ugandan fashion, the start time was pushed much farther back than planned - which left more time for play. With a big futbol match and other group games led by our amazing team, jigger removal set up began. As we placed chairs across from each other with basins placed between, the cheerful cries of children filled our ears.  Through...

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"The Anti-Jigger Movement" - A Campaign for #ZEROjiggers

Sole Hope has been given the opportunity to partner with the District of Jinja! The health department of the district is joining us for an Anti-Jigger Movement campaign to combat jiggers in five different villages in the Busoga Region. Jiggers are not often recognized as a problem on the political level, so we are not only excited to be involved in this campaign, but we are glad to see higher levels of government stepping up to address this issue. Photo by Lis Steckle Monday kicked off the campaign with a meeting held for all the local councilors and Jinja District Health members explaining the aim of the campaign and details about how everything would be implemented. The Jinja District Health...

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Meet the Interns! - Haley Jo Little

Today we introduce you to Haley Jo! She is so full of life and loves our Sole Hope Outreach kiddos so well. Our interns have jumped in with both feet and have served with everything in them. We cannot wait to see where the summer takes them. Without further delay, meet Haley Jo!   Photo by Lis Steckle Age: 18 Favorite color: Yellow Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada Favorite food: Macaroni and Cheese Most interesting experience so far in Uganda: Boda Boda [motorcycle taxi] rides   Photo by Lis Steckle Favorite season: Pi Day – because pie. She also loves Thanksgiving – fall is her favorite season and this holiday is the epitome of fall. She loves that it brings her...

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