Friday, February 01, 2008

[almost] on the road again

I know, it's been months. And the 24-hour loss of my green hat really wasn't keeping you entertained. It's DC and everyone here seems to be constantly busy, but the last 5 months have been a literal blur.

Things are about to get even more interesting - trip #4 is in place (!), March 10-31, 2008. I'm heading to Uganda on my own this time (read: no youth leaders to meet at the airport, no bedbugs at MUBS dorms, no showering in 33 degree water with grasshoppers spying on me). This is a One Mango Tree trip - the one I've been dreaming about since 2006 when I first arrived in Uganda.

I'm heading back to stay at La Fontaine with Kate and spend lots of time in Gulu with Lucy and the ladies (looking forward to paying many banana-muffin-filled visits to Patrick at Maq Foods) - expanding the product line and coming back with new stories, new photos and lots of new products to share. My list of things-to-do and people-to-see is growing exponentially, enough that it's looking like a second 2008 trip in the late summer will be in order. Look out world, One Mango Tree is really branching out.

With a little luck I'm going to spend some time in Rwanda (I know, I know, I was all talk last time). Some close friends will be there working on their own projects (Anahata International and Gardens for Health), and so it seems the perfect time to go. And maybe I'll pay the gorillas an overdue visit.

And as per usual, I'll be posting regularly while I'm there, and a little more frequently leading up to the trip.


I am my own Leading Lady said...

I would like to connect with you via email about Uganda. I first spent a month outside of Kampala in June of 2006, with my 13 year old daughter, and will be returning to Gulu this summer with both my children (now 15 and 17) and my father. We will be working with Catherine Piwang..we met with her in 2006. We are independent of any organization..just a group of people. My dear friend Kathy Nicholas is off to Gulu next week. My Email:
I look forward to talking with you!

Kathy N said...

Greetings Halle!
I am the Kathy Nicholas who Tyla refers to in the previous comment. I am leaving for Uganda tomorrow, I will be spending several days in Gulu laying the groundwork for a June project. I would love to chat with you for a few minutes before I go if possible. Please email me at if you have time to talk. Leave me a number and I will call you asap.