Goats from NUDF

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One time, when I was about 12, my family had a hobby farm in Northern BC.  One day my parents bought a new goat for the farm.  Rusty was a yellow goat of fine breeding and a good milker. She had a set of horns that were curved and polished.  She probably weighed about 100 lbs and Rusty had an … Read More

Bears in North America vs Parasites in Uganda

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Perhaps the most dangerous animal that we have in North America is a bear where in Uganda it is a parasite.  Occasionally a bear will maul someone who is unlucky enough to stray into their feeding area or near their cubs.  These maulings are quite rare and nothing like the danger found in Africa. Northern Uganda doesn’t have bears but … Read More

Water in Northern Uganda: The Source of Life

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Perhaps it is only when you come from a first world country that you look at water differently. Its not just that we expect our water to be clean, fresh and cool but its also the expectation and norm that in any dwelling, water is no more than a 20 foot walk. Compare that to water in Northern Uganda before NUDF … Read More

Water jars in Northern Uganda

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Today as I write, I am travelling across Northern B.C. The bush on the sides of the roads reminds me of my trip to Northern Uganda a few years ago with Dr Opio.  The trees were different, the highway, much rougher, the temperature – much hotter. Perhaps the biggest difference today in BC is the lack of walkers as compared … Read More

Leading the fight Against Global Poverty

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B.C. Without Borders: 50 British Columbians Leading the Fight Against Global Poverty

Leading the fight against global poverty Dr. Chris Opio is one of 50 British Columbians that are listed in an ebook published today: “B.C. Without Borders: 50 British Columbians Leading the Fight Against Global Poverty“. Elaine O’Connor interviewed Dr Opio about his work with NUDF. You can download the ebook through these 3 sources: Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/BCborders Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/BCborderskobo iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/BCbordersitunes If you purchase and … Read More

Donations to NUDF

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Well drilling with help of donations

Over the 2013 Christmas holiday season, NUDF received a good amount of donations from donors to begin work on drilling 4 new wells in Northern Uganda as well as assist an existing and a new family that are under the support of NUDF. This is all made possible by the well wishers who continue to give selflessly and endlessly, and through … Read More

Northern Uganda Development Foundation, NUDF 2014 AGM

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NUDF 2014 AGM Dr. Chris Opio who is the President of Northern Uganda Development Foundation, will address the accomplishments of the Northern Uganda Development foundation and discuss any possible opportunities for aspiring new volunteers to the foundation at the NUDF 2014 AGM. Venue and Time The venue and time of the Northern Uganda Development Foundation, NUDF 2014 AGM will be as follows: Date: February … Read More

Northern Uganda experience with Dave Fuller

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In 2011 Dave Fuller, owner of Ave Maria, visited Northern Uganda with NUDF. He saw many things that affected him deeply and he wrote about his Northern Uganda experience: “One day, while travelling to see a village where NUDF was going to put a well, we drove through some thick bush and down a one track mud trail to a … Read More

Food in Northern Uganda – Fried grasshoppers

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It’s Christmastime and I can’t help but think, with all of the food around me, about the time I spent in Africa. I was in Uganda for 10 days in 2012 (and Kenya for 5.5 months). The food there, and the way of eating in general, is much different from here. I have a couple of four-year-old nieces and one … Read More