Creating a childhood and opportunity for orphans in rural Uganda
Blue House Photo Album 2012
Christmas does not mean decorated trees. The girls celebrate Jesus' birth in church like we do. They each got a new Sunday dress, which they wore to their Christmas dinner.
The girls were happy to show off their new Bibles, gifts from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in St. Paul.
The girls are learning a lot about growing their own food. This year they grew tomatoes, onions, cabbage, spinach, sukumawik, beatroot, carrots, green peppers, peanuts, sweet potatoes, beans, and cassava. They get more nutritious meals, and they're saving on the grocery bill. They're also learning a lot of other useful skills.
Harvesting greens half as big as the girls
Plenty of tomatoes this year!
Tomatoes ripen on the cool floor.
New sewing machines were donated that don't need electricity (see how they pump with their feet). The girls are taking sewing lessons.
Mosquito bed nets protect the girls from malaria.
Most of the girls line up for a "family" picture.
Picking stones out of the rice before it can be cooked.
In the spring, everyone pitched in, preparing the dry ground for a new crop.
Satisfaction after a day of productive work in the garden
The director and a couple of the older girls have a laugh while harvesting.
Nambi and Patience are moving to St. Catherine's secondary school, with help from younger girls who look like they'l miss their "big sisters." But they won't be too far away.