#23 – Life in Uganda: baby Sonja and more

From Lynne:

Baby Sonja and Lynne

This is baby Sonja. She is 7 months old and usually rides in a wrap on her mom’s back. It is common to see African women with a baby, two or three little kids and a very large load on her head. Population is a huge issue here.

Esther and Sonja together

Sonja in a sling on Esther's (her mother's) back

This was an agrarian society before all the conflict. Families grew large, took care of their land, which was passed generation to generation, and were self-sufficient. Now many people have been in the camps for safety, and when they return, others have taken up residence on the land.  Having a title or deed is completely unknown, and government officials are not knowledgeable.

busy times in Kamapala

Busy times in Kampala, the capitol of Uganda

There is no industry for jobs, and so few are used to working for someone else. This contributes to the aimlessness many experience.

Asleep on the job

Asleep on the job.

A lot of people have guns here – big ones.  The man above is a private security employee who couldn’t stay awake on the job.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Hi!
    JoAnn just told me about your blog. I love it ! I am sooo glad that you were able to go to Gulu. I know it has meant a lot to JoAnn. Wow you and Jim have done a ton of work. I love the picture with you and the Bishop – it is so you!
    Say hi to typhoid Mary and have fun this last week!
    Love
    Moe

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  2. Posted by Joeann Beresford on March 4, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Your picture with baby Sonja is darling . . . you’re beaming as a proud mother! I loved the attachments you included, too. I viewed several of them, esp. the falls and Nile River –then went to the one of South Africa for “old times sake” . Love, Cec

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  3. Posted by Kathy Crowley on March 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    This whole blog has been such a gift to us, Lynne. My sister enjoyed it too. Hi to Jo for me, please, and Marion. Love, Kathy Crowley

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  4. Posted by Mary Caven on March 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Great picture, Lynne!
    And I liked the turkey comments too. Glad you’re restraining yourself…

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