Arrival in Uganda was completed early Sunday morning (3:30 a.m.) with only a little hiccup - we missed our connection in Brussels so ended up being routed through Cairo, Egypt. I have always wanted to go there, but next time it will be in the daylight so I can actually see something!
Sunday afternoon was the appointed time for my reunion with four of the women from Uganda that manage credit unions. What a great day it was for all of us. :) Now to get some sleep....
Monday, January 21, 2013
The nine person Canadian team has completed our first day of discussion and training with our colleagues at the Uganda Co-operative Alliance in Kampala. It was a great day of sharing and exploring how we credit unions in Uganda are the same as those in Canada, and also how we are different. We will continue with the training on Tuesday morning and then we will depart for our assignments in the northern region so that we are there to begin work Wednesday morning. I will be working at two different SACCO's in the Masindi region and am anxious to get started.