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
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
My Brother Arnold, My niece Talia, and I lost in the inauguration crowd.
The huge inauguration party including: traditional dancing, singing, and poetry read by the communities served by the new Namawukulu bridge in the Bududa district of Uganda…. Continue reading
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
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.