Uganda 6th Feb: Humbling Lessons

Another driving day today. However, it really was extremely humbling. We saw lots of wonderful wildlife, and the black-shouldered kite may be another piece of art, or may replace the grey kestrel on a cacti. Although, all that pales into insignificance when complared to the lesson we received on the life many Ugandans live when we stopped for lunch. We met a couple of women, who both had children, one of them only 6 months old. They were both working in the fields, the mother with the baby strapped to her back. Just how hard these women work (and it is the women) suddenly became very real indeed. It is also a very hard life for the children, who will have to work with their families from a very young age indeed.

It really was a very humbling and awkward time, thinking about all that we have and the life they lead every day. We shared our lunch with them, which probably did more to ease our guilt than actually help them, but at least we gave them all our cake. The lad, who must have been around 7, ate half of the sandwich there and then, but kept the other half and all the cake, as he wanted to share it with his twin brother. I think that says a lot about the children here.

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