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The Journey of Wakisi

It was almost 10 months ago that we visited the village of Wakisi for the first time. We set up the clinic, not entirely knowing what we were up against. It was a long, hard day - 248 jiggers removed, 55 children treated.  It was just a small school. Children from the surrounding areas gathered around at the news of the clinic spread. Two feet at a time, children sat to have their feet washed before being carried to someone removing. 248 jiggers removed. In the moment, we were just focused on the next two feet.  ---------- Ten months later we set up the same clinic, in the same spot, seeing the same children. We had the next two feet...

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The Sole Hope Outreach House - How You Can Help

Saying goodbye to the children staying at the Sole Hope Outreach House is always a bittersweet moment. We are so thankful that they are leaving with #ZEROjiggers and are taking new habits home with them, but we will miss seeing their sweet faces at around the compound each day. The Sole Hope Outreach House is consistently filled with some of the worst jigger cases from the Busoga Region - brought to us from village leaders and pastors. So far this year, we have: Treated 30+ children at the Outreach House Removed 2000+ jiggers at the Outreach House alone!! Most of these cases have been brought to us by pastor Nume Dan Xavier near Kamuli - an area several hours north of...

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JOY - A Journey to #ZEROjiggers

You never know what a week at the Sole Hope compound may bring. We received a call from new friends north of Jinja, describing that they had a young girl with an unimaginable amount of jiggers in both her hands and feet. She had a horrible past and no one to care for her. That Friday morning in early February, what I expected to be a timid little girl stepped out of the van. Oh, how I was wrong. Within moments of stepping out of the vehicle, she was smiling uncontrollably – from ear to ear. Knowing her past, you would have no idea how someone could still be full of so much JOY. The JOY in our eyes quickly...

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#blogHOPE 2014 - The Adventure Begins

We are so excited to have the #blogHOPE team in Jinja! Today was their first jigger removal in Wakisi - a new experience for most of the team. Without hesitation they were washing feet, removing jiggers, and fitting the children with Sole Hope shoes. They have already been busy writing stories about their first-hand experiences working on the ground with Sole Hope. Each day they will be inviting you to follow along with their journey on blogHOPE.org. The journey is just starting, but we cannot wait to see where it leads. Here's to an amazing week with these amazing ladies! Photo thanks to @wanderingwithmary.

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#blogHOPE Countdown - 2 Days!

It's down to 2 days, ladies and gentlemen! We are getting more and more excited with each passing day. We cannot wait to have these eight amazing bloggers on these red dirt roads - experiencing Uganda and Sole Hope up close and personal. Each blogger will be writing and posting each and every day that they are here. Follow along with them as they tell the stories of Sole Hope, our employees, and the issue of Jiggers. Follow the journey on blogHOPE.org where you can subscribe to receive daily emails inviting you join them through their experiences and stories.    Safe travels and we will see you soon!

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