Monthly Archives: January 2013

Travel: Back to Africa – Day 14

Beauty school with the Bits begins again! This time on my birthday! Once again, I have the privilege of sharing knowledge with 20 ladies at 31 Bits. Today, we learned about chemical relaxing. On the grass they sat as I relaxed Agnes’s hair, one of the jewelry makers. When I learned her name, I told […]

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Travel: Back to Africa – Day 13

Meet Griffin. Griffin’s mommy is a jewelry maker at 31 Bits. Like so many in Africa, Griffin was a victim of the disease Malaria. Being homeless at the time, Griffin’s mother was unable to afford medication or even a mosquito net to protect them. As a result, this sweet boy now is mentally and physically […]

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Travel: Back to Africa – Day 12

These ladies here in Uganda have been so welcoming to us. We have enjoyed every second of our time here at 31 Bits. Kaylie and I have had so much fun getting to know them and learning to roll paper beads. As it turns out, I am great at it. But Kaylie needs a little […]

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Travel: Back to Africa – Day 11

The more we learned about the ladies of 31 Bits, the more Kaylie and I know how important the world that Kallie Dovel, founder of 31 Bits, has created for these women is a necessity to their very being. As survivors to the recent Northern Uganda Conflict and attacks from the LRA, these women have […]

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Travel: Back to Africa – Day 10

We arrived in Uganda yesterday and drove 9 hours from Entebbe to Gulu. Yes, that is as long as it sounds! That is the amount of time it took us to fly from Amsterdam to Nairobi. The only difference was the scenery was spectacular. Uganda’s country side is just gorgeous. I was so excited to […]

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