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Is it Better to be Poor in a Poor Country?

Let’s face it – it sucks to be poor anywhere. But I think a lot about relative poverty. Very frequently here in Uganda, people will ask me to “take them to America.” I know the vision in their minds. They … Continue reading

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When Do You Give to Beggars?

This is one of the biggest questions and challenges for people traveling to the developing world and, perhaps even moreso, for those living as western expats in countries with extensive poverty because we confront it on a daily basis. The … Continue reading

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Crackdown in Kampala

Last week the Uganda Police impounded over 1,400 boda-bodas, and the number is rising. Continue reading

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