Kathy’s Blog

My name is Kathy Houk I live in Kampala Uganda. This is a blog about my experiences in Uganda. Please enjoy these posts from me. Some will be funny, some might make you cry, some will touch your heart.

 

 

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I want to tell you of today’s life changing events. A boy named Edgar came to us about 3 months ago…..he was malnourished, suffering from typhoid and very lethargic. After medical treatments and a regular diet of good food, his health improved and he gained weight. He was excited about returning home yesterday, to Wakiso,...
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I’ve been back in Kampala a month now, and as always, am happy to be spending time with my local family of friends. Everyone’s response when they first saw me was “You’ve been lost!” I told them that I wasn’t, that I knew exactly where I was, spending time in the States (and parts of...
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March was a very busy and a very exciting month.This is definitely the best behaved and most loving group of boys we have ever assembled at one time! They all do their required chores without complaining and are eager to learn and participate in group activities. Many are very bright, but, as always, there are...
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I sometimes wonder if I’m the same person that I once was when I arrived in Uganda some six years ago, naive and totally clueless about the Ugandan culture, traditions, mindsets, beliefs, etc. I know I will always be an American, but I also believe I view life, friendship, politics and poverty differently. Africa has...
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January was a busy, and very exciting month. There is always much anticipation and preparation when we are planning the arrival of new residents. In January there were 12 new faces with 12 different personalities. Though all taken from Kisenyi, they are from all corners of Uganda….the youngest is 10 (and by far the most...
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One might think that with all my comings and goings in and out of Uganda, I would quickly acclimate to the common “inconveniences” associated with life in Africa, but somehow that is never the case. 3 days out of the past 7 without power, yuck! 4 days out of the last 7 without hot water,...
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December was a relatively quiet, enjoyable month. Much of our conversations centered around the upcoming celebration of Christ’s birth. We discussed the Christmas story to great length and how Jesus’s birthday is the only birthday which has been celebrated for two thousand years, and how no other man had such an enormous impact on the...
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