Big surprise

As I mentioned in my last post from Uganda, I was traveling to Tanzania in order to bridge over the waiting time for the supply of some materials. My trip started last Friday from Kasese, Uganda. It was an 7h drive up to Entebbe. From there I check in to my flight at 2am in the morning before the filght read more…

Unexpectedly often comes

The last week started with an unexpected party for my 30th birthday. Father Modest organized a small party with some priests living close by as well as some nuns. While I had the honor to help to slaughter a goat they prepared a big dinner for me. I insisted that at least a part of that goat will be roasted read more…

Kidogo Kidogo…

…is the Swahili expression for step by step. Kidogo kidogo we are doing efforts to to finish all the preparations and to start our project of a big school kitchen and a cooking school. I finally finished my drawings and calculations and could explain to my partners what I am planning and what we are going to construct. My team read more…

Time is relative…

I can say I attained in the Kasese District in Uganda and settled in very well. Its a green paradise with plenty of great tasting fruits. After a very busy weekend especially for my project partner Father Modest (3 weddings on saturday and a 7h youth mass with the bishop attending in the church next door), we finally could start read more…

Uganda the first…

After a long flight through Brüssel, I arrived safely in Entebbe. Spending one night there, I had another day ride to the Rwenzori region. In Fort Portal I was picked up by Pater Modest, with whom I am working with the next weeks. He is a very interesting and diligent men, who is managing several projects. I am staying in read more…

New Country new chance

Today I went on the way to a new project it a country I haven’t been yet. Uganda. My flight will leave tomorrow from Munich to Kampala where Pastor Modesto will pick me up. I am invited to that region by an german/austrian association called „Rwenzori e.V“ (http://www.rwenzori.eu) which is running a development project in the Rwenzori area in Uganda (close read more…

Final chapter Haiti

Finally I find time to update all of you about the status of the incinerator stove in Port-Au-prince. After finalizing all constructions and drying the whole thing, it only needed to be burned. I bought plenty of wood for that and we were able to light the first fire on a Monday early morning. So far, everything looked good with read more…

Christmas special for Kenya

We also received some great news from Kenya these days. During the christmas time, we had a special campaign to support our partner organization „EnergySavingStoveGroup Kenya“ from Kabarnet, Baringo county. Donators were able to support a poor family, a widow with children or other people in need with one of our energy saving stoves. The whole january they had a read more…

Charcoal Stove

Before christmas last year, I have been for a week in Arusha at the organisation „Help for the massai“. They asked me to help them to find a solution, to lower their costs for cooking. As I figured out in Haiti some month before, the clay stove I am usually constructing is not made to be heated with charcoal. I read more…

Hard piece of work

After 4 days of controlling the welder, my scrapper was ready. I had to run up and down the hill 3 times per day, from the construction side to the welders workshop, to see if everything is going right. I always had some tears in the eyes, because the Haitian craftsmanship can be quite rough. The material had to suffer read more…