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February 13, 2008 / compassioninpolitics

Compassion in Uganda: The Burden of Wealth

from anne jackson of flowerdust who is in uganda with compassion international:

contrast.there’s so much of a contrast here.we’re sitting in our bus, driving to another project, and no matter where it is i look, the contrast is striking.the colors in nature…the rich greens and reds in the grass and the mud…and the unsaturated grey in the sky.the cars and motorbikes that crowd the roads…and the goat i see about ten feet outside of my window…and the cattle that passed by our bus yesterday.the skyscrapers in downtown kampala…and the rows of small markets of local vendors selling plantains and brooms.

If you like’s Anne’s narrative, I urge you to check out David Kuo’s take on Uganda and poverty.Los Whittaker of Ragamuffin Soul, who is also in Uganda with Compassion, created this touching video:   

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