Traveler Priscilla visited Uganda and found something Uganda love.
“The fabric was found in Gulu, Uganda where over 30 years of civil war ensued at the hands of Joseph Kony and the LRA rebels.
The town is incredibly vibrant despite the devastating effects of war that can still be seen.
There are many amazing groups in the area doing incredible work to bring about hope and healing to these people in the aftermath of the war, but wars like these are entirely preventable.
Among the incredible memories made here are the moments spent with the most vulnerable people in the region: orphans, widows, and the poor. In a region with 85% unemployment and 75% of the population under the age of 24, the needs are plentiful but the resources at first glance seem to be few.
But as we walked into the broken places in villages, I also came to realize how rich the community is in intangible resources like love, communal support, and a sense of togetherness.
We visited an organization called Eleazar African Foundation which provides learning and counseling to children who otherwise couldn't be in school because of poverty, disability, and other marginalizing conditions.
We also spent some time in Gulu with an organization called Amani Ya Juu which provides training in tailoring and counseling for women who were formerly abducted by the LRA rebels during the war.
The beautiful crafts they make (which provide a living for their families) are just a small testament to the healing they have found in the community and the hope they have for their children's futures.” - Traveler Priscilla Cheng
Here’s to spreading intangible resources like love and hope in your community & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
The little things in life matter. Whether it’s a blue-tiful view that raises your spirits, a greece of history that helps you reflect on the past, or a spot where you can be refreshed and feel good about yourself, the little things in life can certainly make a big impact.
As the amount of time left in 2021 quickly dwindles, we’re looking forward to the amount of time left in 2022.
With 365 days coming in 2022, how many things will you cross off of your bucket list?
Travelers Aaron and Lucy have explored all throughout Southeast Asia.
From the temples of Cambodia, to the monks of Myanmar, to the highlands of Vietnam, to the rivers of Laos, to the towers of Malaysia, they went in search of “traveler’s gold”, beautiful places and unique cultures