Waterfalls & Mystery; Learning & Dysentery

 

For the past few months, I have been on the Kapkwomboloi Construction Site in Kapchorwa district. It is one of the most gorgeous construction sites you could ever imagine. The site is set along a river that is hidden away by crescent shaped cliffs. Over the rim of the cliffs bursts Cheptui falls, spraying life to the valley. Continue reading “Waterfalls & Mystery; Learning & Dysentery”

Connecting Uganda and Kenya: A story of a divided people coming together after conflict

I have recently been overwhelmed by migraines, but I was finally able to rejoin Sylvia so we could continue performing technical assessments and decide where to place our next eight cable bridges. While Sylvia laid out the center line and determined elevations and distances of points along the center line, I had the honor of talking with the community. I explained who we were and what we were doing, but most of all I listened to the community as they told me their story. Continue reading “Connecting Uganda and Kenya: A story of a divided people coming together after conflict”

Building Bridges: My work with Bridges to Prosperity

I am working as a Bridge Corps Fellow for Bridges to Prosperity for the next 7 months. I spend my time hiking through the mountains to find gorgeous rivers, building bridges (figuratively and guess what? also literally), and watching monkeys break into the office. Continue reading “Building Bridges: My work with Bridges to Prosperity”

Why build bridges? Ending Rural Isolation

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Why build bridges?

I have been speaking with village chiefs about their needs for a safe crossing; I have learned about the lack of access to school, healthcare, and jobs. I have heard their recounting of the many injuries and deaths at these dangerous crossings.

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When Tragedy Strikes… Fighting Stress Abroad: Gratitude, Friendship, & Art

I recently received a phone call and learned that a loved one had passed away. This is a breakdown of the steps I have taken to fight stress and sorrow while I am separated from my support group half way around the world.  Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes… Fighting Stress Abroad: Gratitude, Friendship, & Art”