Field Notes

Updates from the field

Back ground to Community Focus Uganda

Back ground to Community Focus UgandaSeptember 21, 2017 —   COF-UGANDA has been present in Soroti since 2012, implementing community based projects in Teso sub region of Uganda. Since that time, COF-UGANDA has been delivering medium but robust projects, ranging from water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, Livelihoods, to education and vocational skills enhancement. COF-Uganda also looks to projects that are rebuilding livelihoods assets, infrastructure development, education and production enhancing initiat... Read More

Baking Cakes in Kigali: A Book Review

Baking Cakes in Kigali: A Book ReviewDecember 6, 2016 — I adore this little novel. Set in modern-day Rwanda, Baking Cakes in Kigali beautifully intertwines the stories of everyday Rwandans through the lens of a charismatic yet incredibly warm protagonist, Angel Tungaraza. Angel runs a successful cake business in Kigali targeting middle-class Rwandans as well as expats. When customers come to her house to place an order, she brings out some baked goods and sugary tea and listens to their stories. While the writing itself not the greatest literary a... Read More

Searching for Authenticity

Searching for AuthenticityDecember 6, 2016 — How many of us have experienced the cringing awkwardness of being driven from one place to another by an organized tour company and feeling like we have to purchase some service or stuff we do not need to make it “worth” their time? I remember passing by makeshift Maasai villages while on a safari in Tanzania and watching vans after vans taking turns visiting the huts for an “authentic” Maasai experience. While traveling in Morocco, I paid more than what I cared to pay for a 2 oz bottle ... Read More