In a week I'll be stateside with some pretty lovely people. That'll be nice.
In the meantime, all kind of stuff is going on! We are a registered, certificate holding NGO within Uganda (that is, the Ngora Parish Harmack Company is), and I along with the company are also official landowners. Pretty cool.
In 2 days time, my boys & girls will be meeting with the U.S. Embassy Small Grant workers, who are making a trip to come and see the NPHC and see if it is worthy of their funding. We are hoping to scale up the project in a big way, and we're hoping that we can do it through the help of a grant rather than a big nasty loan. Finger's crossed.
Forgot to mention this in the last blog post. I just recently had my first Mango fly. A mango fly, for those of you fortunate enough to need an explanation, is a fly that lays eggs...into...a person. Basically the imbed themselves into you, lay their eggs, and peace (I think that's the gist, anyway). It looks like a big zit for about a week...and then it just gets bigger. I started wondering what was going on, because there was a big red circle on my left calf. After a while, it become more swollen and it looked unnaturally dark in the center of the abscess. It didn't hurt too much...so out of curiosity, I started squeezing it around the edges to see if it was in fact just acne. Out popped a 1cm or so little guy, and I was looking at it on my finger. Then the damn thing started to wiggle around! Don't worry---I took a video of the little dance he/she was doing, and a couple pictures of where it came from (i.e. a hole in my calf).