The Mobile Revolution? #TFBloggers

Africa is frequently mentioned as one of the places where mobile phones have revolutionalised life – in a country which was too vast to support the infrastructure of landlines,  the mobile has given connectivity to many who had never had it before. As we’ve driven through the towns, there are mobile advertisements everywhere - especially for mobile banking, and almost every other shop appears to be selling SIM cards and airtime. So what is it…

We Met: Isaiah #TFBloggers

Isaiah and the War: When the fighting started, rebel forces came and took boys to be soldiers, although many didn’t make it to their destination.  Others were rounded up into camps, which were congested, and because there was no proper hygiene, people were dying fast.  Isaiah has two sisters, along with his Father and Mother – they had come back to the village to look for food, as his Father was getting frustrated at seeing them…

#BigRead13: Day 15: Story (#TFBloggers, #LentPhotos, @40Acts)

The first day we arrived in Ogongora, the kids were a little afraid of us ... by the end of our second day - they trusted us more and wanted to join in the fun with us (especially having their picture taken) - and we trusted them more with our gadgets! So #lentphotos today on Trusting: #BigRead13 Thoughts As we move onto The Horse and His Boy this kind of line appeared from then onwards: “Child,’…

We Met: Richard #TFBloggers

Liz has already written Richard's story (I noticed the same billboard - I'm a sucker for advertising, and it's been one of my big fascinations on this trip), so I thought I'd just add the video (sorry, on its side) which has actually sucked up most of my data - so enjoy it! Some great images from his home ... and the internet is full of kittens, so make sure you see that there's one…

We Met: Simon #TFBloggers

So mostly just inspired about who we’d met that day (which is OK, we feel how we feel!) – Simon’s story was the one that got to me. All day we’d been sitting on the chairs and benches that he’d constructed as a skilled carpenter – one set so comfortable I would purchase given half-a-chance, but he has diabetes and therefore can no longer work – seems crazy that something that’s so simple to fix…