The Loko Village Fire Relief Effort was primarily funded by HFC supporters and volunteers.
Disclaimer: Hackers are making a huge difference in Uganda but we are certainly not alone in this effort. Read on for the whole story. When I witnessed the fire that destroyed twenty-six homes a stones throw from where we live in Jinja Uganda, my heart sank. I felt hopeless. As we mobilized [...]
As we wait for the companies who may donate building materials, I began to price the stuff that we would have to buy to rebuild these homes. By far the largest expense will be.. Sticks. Well, more accurately 10-18 foot eucalyptus poles for framing and supporting the roofs. They will be stripped [...]
I started the day with lots of goals. Most of them involved technical things. By the end of the day, I had only accomplished one of them, indirectly: I talked my technician through a POE bullet install for Gately, a popular local guesthouse. This installation replaced about six beat-up Linksys routers and [...]
We fed about 75 people last night thanks to donations from folks JUST LIKE YOU! Thank you! First we have the makeshift tent Calvary set up for some of the families. This serves as a temporary basecamp as we hand out the "meal ticket" bracelets. The pile of belongings in this one [...]
Here's a local news article about the fire. The proper name of the village is "Loco village" but most people refer to the place as "Works" because the property is owned by the Ministry of Works. There a bit of a backstory about this land. It seems the residents were served an [...]
For those that missed the links to the fire videos, you can catch them here and here. We're doing our best to try to help the 26 households that lost everything in these terrible fires. Thanks to a few folks who donated yesterday, we were able to help out by feeding approximately [...]
For those of you that haven't read about the fire that occurred practically in our own back yard, please check out my Facebook page. I'll cross post when power and Internet is back (I'm posting from my phone right now). The comments on Facebook have encouraged us to get involved helping the [...]