Gardens and pigs in Uganda
Small Business Fund leaders in Amukugungu Village in northern Uganda welcome SIA to their village.
“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates
“If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.” – Deuteronomy 15:7-8
The five business groups pooled their grants together to invest in a pig rearing project and planting soybeans.
“On some positions, cowardice askes the question “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but we must do it because conscience tells us it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The groups are excited with their success and they regularly visit each others’ gardens and piggery projects to check in on progress and encourage one another.
Lord, give us the audacity to live as though we believe our hands and feet are instruments of prayer. Amen. – Common Prayer: A liturgy for ordinary radicals