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Homeward Bound

There’s something about stepping off that plane that I will never forget…the warm air hitting my face; the smell of a charcoal fire burning from a nearby home; the relief of arriving after a long journey; the feeling of familiarity; and the joyful sense of arriving home.  People often ask, "How long is the trip to Uganda?" But while it is a long journey, that is never what I remember about the trip.  It is the smiles...the people...the memories of being in a place that feels familiar, a place where I feel at home.

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Two Worlds, One Life

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong and yet known that there is nowhere you belong more? When you look around, you see that you are right where you are supposed to be, and yet something inside you longs to be elsewhere. I have lived the last 10 years of my life in this paradox, belonging and yet still longing. You see, living with one foot in the western world and the other in Sub-Saharan Africa is a gift, but it is also the hardest thing I have ever done. 

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Why BOH Loves Moms

  Most of the 83 women we partner with in Uganda are MOMS! Not only are they moms, most are also single parents/grandparents with an average of 6 children under their wing. Needless to say, these women are strong heads-of-households that inspire both us at BOH and the children they care for. As one BSSP student, Christopher, writes in his yearbook statement: “Generally, what I hope to do when I am done with my studies is to look for a job and struggle to construct a house for my grandmother before I focus on my own life because she had for so long been there for me yet she had no money.” Need we say more?? (psst...You can read more quotes...

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