Giving Hope with Goats

Giving Hope with Goats

Sole Hope is fighting jiggers in Uganda, and we’re not in this fight alone. Jiggers are gross.  They are a parasite, burrowing under the skin on people’s feet and hands.  Once there, they swell with eggs and subsist on people’s blood.  For low income...
Update on “The Next Step”

Update on “The Next Step”

The following is a letter that went out to everyone who supported “The Next Step” and the desire of our Ugandan team to build a permanent home for Sole Hope on the land that we own. I’ve heard it said, “If plan A doesn’t work….the alphabet has...
Abdullah’s Fight

Abdullah’s Fight

I met 7-month-old Abdullah at the Sole Hope outreach house just over a week ago when someone handed him to me. As his family piled out of the van fresh from the village I didn’t know right away who he belonged to, and he surely had no idea who I was. As his...

Island People Pt. 3

A short business course and a start up grant.  It was our lead social worker Adam’s idea. Until now, Annah has been barely making ends meet through illegally catching and selling fish.  She is smart, tough, and determined.  A little bit of formal training and...

Island People Pt. 2

Jigger removal is no joke.  Sometimes they are found just under the skin and can be removed easily, but sometimes it takes digging deeper. For babies and toddlers who are in a new environment away from home this can be a terrifying experience.  Annah holds her...

Island People Pt. 1

Sole Hope is headquartered where the Nile River pours out of Lake Victoria.  The red dirt hills and deep green foliage plunge into our planet’s second largest lake at the source of earth’s longest river.  From here the lake looks narrow and it’s dotted with many...