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Trip to Tanzania

Sunday 14 October 2012 On Friday I traveled back to Mwanza, Tanzania, to visit the project I worked for last year. I was supposed to arrive Friday evening, but things were not looking good when I arrived at the airport. My flight to Dar Es Salaam was delayed and I would certainly miss my connecting flight. I tried to ask if they could reroute me, but I didn’t have to worry according to the lady behind the desk, they would take care of me in Dar. full story


Thursday 27 September 2012 I have been helping out with the finances for Hope Alive! and have been the Treasurer for WorldVenture Uganda, but this week I had my first ‘outside’ consulting assignment at WUBTC. WUBTC is a small Bible school in Western Uganda that WorldVenture missionaries helped starting almost 25 years ago. full story

Break Away

Wednesday 22 August 2012 It’s vacation time in Uganda, so all the students are on break, which means we have more time to hang out with them. In addition to the Saturday Club during the vacation we also have ‘Break Away’ on Tuesdays and Thursdays. full story

Rooster in the car

Friday 22 June 2012 During my trip to Gulu last week I visited several of the families whose children are part of the Hope Alive! ministry. Everywhere I was welcomed as people here enjoy to receive visitors. At one of the homes I even received a special gift. full story

To pay or not to pay???

Monday 11 June 2012 Yesterday I went up to Gulu again (in the North of Uganda) checking up on the micro loan recipients and planning interviews to give out a second round of loans. The trip was uneventful until we entered a small village not too far from Gulu. full story

Fun Day

Sunday 29 April 2012 Yesterday Hope Alive! organized a Fun Day to celebrate the end of the semester, so a big group of students joined us for food and games. After some porridge for breakfast and some face-painting the first games started on the football field behind a local school. full story

Micro Finance (part 2)

Sunday 15 April 2012 This week I was up in Gulu again where we gave out the first six mirco loans to caregivers and mentors of the Hope Alive! ministry. full story

Micro Finance

Sunday 18 March 2012 Today I came back from a short trip to Gulu. Gulu is about five to six hour bus ride from Kampala with on the side of the road many monkeys and baboons. About half way you cross the Nile, which is a beautiful sight. In Gulu we (the site manager and I) visited the people interested in receiving a micro-loan. full story

Washing Day

Monday 27 February 2012 There is a time to make clothes dirty and there is a time to wash …

Well, after weeks of having fun making clothes dirty the time had finally come to wash … full story


Thursday 23 February 2012 It’s been a little while since I’ve written on my blog, but I’ve been here in Uganda now for three weeks and things are going well. full story