|"15 things on a shopping list in an African market"
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.
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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