Empowering HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Africa to a self sustainable future

Catherine Koch

Catherine Koch

Founder and President of Love Is The Answer, a Canadian registered charity serving orphaned children in Africa.

Happy Wishes from Mbale!


Love to you all! I am writing today from a city called Mbale, some distance east from where I have been. Yesterday I said ‘farewell till next time’ to my lovely ‘Ugandan family’ in Mukono and traveled with a small group to here where I will be starting my volunteer work this week. The journey was fun, about 4 hours, over a bumpy ( my head hit the ceiling a few times! ), dusty, dry road alongside wonderful compounds and lush green fields of sugar cane and tea that seemed to go on forever. One of my traveling companions brought along her iPod and we enjoyed an eclectic selection of music as we journeyed. My favorite moment… quite surreal… listening to ‘The Boss’ singing ‘Thunder Road’, weaving our way around a cow stopped in a ‘meditative’ moment on the road and swirving round a chicken in the midst of crossing it! Why? Of course you know….to get to the other side!

All is well, I am in fine form and will write again soon, hopefully within the next couple days…I’m very much looking forward to starting my real education now into the issues surrounding orphans and child headed households in this area and beyond…for now my Love and happy wishes to You!
Cath xoxo

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