I first want to let you know that I (Els) am back in Soroti. I have had a very good break, longer than my usual vacation, time to rest, visit old friends and enjoy the life in Holland!
It has been very busy in Amecet and very quiet in this Blog. My colleagues were so busy and they had not much time over to write in the blog, our apologies for this.
I will try to bring you up to date, lots of things happened, so check on us in the coming days.......
It is raining quite a lot in Uganda, that might mean a good harvest coming up... The people start preparing their gardens and as Amecet we also play a role in that. We have a group of grandmothers of children who have been living with us for a while, most of them are HIV+ and have lost their parents due to AIDS. To help their grandmothers, we provide them with seeds, so the family has enough to eat and sometimes even can sell their crops. Simon and Elias have been busy the last couple of days, providing the families with seeds.
When we have enough funds, we give also other help to the grandmothers. In the past, we gave a goat, orange trees, a plough and a bull and one year we gave a cow to the every family. Mary Christine shows here her last calf, she has in total 4 cows now. They look very well after the animals and it is a big investment for the family.
Evelyn gets her seeds from Elias. Evelyn lost her parents and lives now with her brother and sister. There is some family living around them, who keep an eye on them, but the seeds mean a lot to them!
This grandmothers project is a very vital part of our ministry, we help the families to be stronger and able to look after their own children.