Business Talk

We’ve been in Uganda over three months now, so how’s the business doing? I’m delighted to say that September was the best selling month in Go Solar history! And October’s followed with great results – we’ve sold out twice (of our most popular lamps)! Several hundred more individuals and families are enjoying the safety and advantages of solar powered … Continue reading Business Talk


I don’t know if a presidential election has ever created so much commotion, not even the United State’s first black president stepping into office. It can be disheartening if you’re not for either candidate as Erik and I aren’t. Part of the distress is that policy issues are nearly absent in campaign coverage, leaving us apprehensive about the key decisions … Continue reading Goodness


Saturday morning the alarm went off as usual, but this time, Erik looked over at me and said he had canceled all of our morning appointments so that we could go on a hike! Wanale is only a 10-15 minute drive from our home so we got to start climbing before the sun was fully out. Up on the … Continue reading Surprise

Time’s Going By

Six-day work weeks mean it’s not exactly all play out here. Erik and I leave our apartment (Yes, we found and moved into our first home! More about it later.) just before 9 Monday through Saturday and don’t return until some time between 7 to 8 in the evening. In order for this small social business to become financially … Continue reading Time’s Going By

Fun Facts

Some interesting tidbits about Ugandan culture: I didn’t know what cheap meant until I came here. Let me illustrate this. The other day we bought produce – 15 bananas, 4 tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 2 mangoes, and a couple of green peppers, all for 4500 shillings, or a dollar and thirty-three cents! You can get a bag of 3 … Continue reading Fun Facts