September 26, 2012
As my days are wrapping up here in Uganda I’m excited to be going home soon, but at the same time want to stay to keep helping. But funds are running out and I need to go home. I miss my partner, I miss my friends. But one day I may return. I have met many good people, and the Ugandan’s that I have met seem friendly and caring. They have been so receptive and always say “welcome”. They say that because they are happy that we are here helping, spending money and helping to create jobs here. One of my favorite places that I did some shopping was a women’s co-op. They go out buy handmade crafts from women around Uganda. A lot of the women making the crafts are HIV-Positive or taking care of someone that is HIV-positive. It makes me feel better knowing that the money I have spent there is helping people.
I’m glad I got the opportunity to come here. It has been one of my wishes to come and visit ever since I was a kid. Now I have, I’ve enjoyed myself, I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, and most of all I made a difference. Even if that was just a little bit of a difference, it was worth every bit!
Thank you to those who helped get here, and thank you to those people in Uganda that welcomed me
To those who volunteer in the future, please remember,
“if you are faced with a million starving people, find the sickest one in the crowd, and help them first”
“You cannot change the world, unless you start with one person”