Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A lesson in economics.

Our laundry lady comes from Karomoja, a District, North of the Teso region, where Soroti is part from. The Karomojong are nomads, you could compare them a bit with the Masai people from Kenya. There is not so much development yet, even the government and many NGO's try to develop that region more. Because of poverty, many come south to get a job, in Kampala you'll find many Karomojong women and children begging on the streets. Pauline is a lovely lady, she is very friendly, I can't talk with her, only with the help of a translator. Yesterday she taught me a lesson, I saw her repairing one of our basins. She made thread from a sac, where we buy our sugar in. With the point of a knife she made little holes and she was sewing the basin. It touched me, this lady could have asked for a new basin and if she could take the broken one home. I would have agreed, the basin was broken anyway, useless, but she took the effort to repair it for us! Thank you Pauline, for this lesson and for the encouragement you gave me.

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