Goodbyes are so hard

Our last day in Kabale and the village. We began the day with our final meeting at the Bishop's office. Again, he was absent due to ordered rest from his doctor. However, his second-in-command was there, Obed, and the rest of the staff to have a good discussion with us. We are planning our presentation to our ACT MI and ACT Muko Boards about what we have learned.

Dave, Sue, Dick, Generous, Guma visited the URA (Ugandan Revenue Authority - "IRS") to appeal a tax assessment they have given us. We came to an understanding but, we will have to pay some fine for this tax that was leveled. (More detail at the Board meeting)

After dropping Dave, Sue, Dick, Generous and Guma at the Bishop's office this morning, Christopher drive Karen, Joe and Diana to the village so they could begin music and Diana could provide some budgetary training for Prudance. Then Christopher turned right around and drove back right away to Kabale to pick us up. We then all were in the village.

Sue met with Benson Arimpa, our new HEAL Manager, providing some orientation to the program. Dave finished reconciling all the QuickBooks April through June with Generous. 

At 4pm, EVERYONE, including staff went to Muko High School to be an audience for the ACT Stringed Orchestra Concert. It was absolutely AMAZING! Diana and Sue were in tears at how they sounded. After the concert we said all our goodbyes to the staff since we were going to drive up the road toward the DRC to see the baboons in the roadway. When we ran out of bananas, we drove back to Muko to pick up Generous to bring her to Kabale with us. We are leaving at 8am in the morning to drive to Kampala. 

Male dominant baboon that kept stealing bananas from "the girls"

Male dominant baboon that kept stealing bananas from "the girls"

Howard, Joe and Karen eating posho at Muko High School

Howard, Joe and Karen eating posho at Muko High School