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From the journal of Nathaniel Dunigan
Founder of AidChild, very special homes, academies and clinics for orphans living with AIDS
Uganda, East Africa



PHOTO: A lunch with some of my kids.

Click for my thoughts on World AIDS Day.

Our weekly shopping lists are fascinating really, not only because of the notable variety of items (696 eggs and 10 petticoats, for example), but because of the seemingly "ordinary" ingredients of an extraordinary life. In the coming weeks, the right column of our e-newsletters (like this one) -->, will include 15 random things from our current lists--just in case you would like to buy a goat or 35 rolls of toilet paper. = ) It's worth noting that this is not our comprehensive shopping list (that list is far too overwhelming).  

But the truth is that the Ugandan shilling is dropping in value, prices are going up, and in this "season of giving," our donations always go down. And yet our costs increase. 

So what do you say?  Wanna buy a goat?  

Thank you for considering these urgent needs. We are grateful for your partnership.  --Nathaniel, kids and staff


To donate: aidchild.org/donate

15 things from this week's shopping list at AidChild:
  • 52 Loaves of bread: $74.88
  • 3 Goats ($54.00 each): $162.00
  • 696 eggs: $61.85
  • 2 Dental appointments: $35 each
  • 11 Bars of bath soap: $19.80 
  • 35 Rolls of toilet paper: $28.00     
  • 10 Tubes of toothpaste: $24.00
  • 7 Petticoats: $42.00
  • 10 Mattresses ($34/each): $340.00 
  • 10 Blankets: $72.00
  • 9 Jars of Vaseline: $23.40
  • 10 Packages sanitary pads: $22.00
  • 16 Pairs of socks: $28.80
  • 36 Pencils: $21.60
  • 5 Boxes of candles: $16.00

Another great review of AidChild's Ten Tables on
Trip Advisor:
“home away from home..”
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2012 NEW

I stayed at Ten Tables for about a week and I will surely be going back. The staff went out of their way to help out. The food was delicious and the accommodations were clean and comfortable--thank you very much for an enjoyable experience! I highly recommend Ten Tables to the first time traveller and the seasoned veteran-

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsAtmosphere
    • 5 of 5 starsService
    • 5 of 5 starsFood

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click on our AMAZON button,
and then shop as normal!
It's just that easy.



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