We showed you an aerial view of Katanga (March 11
This type of footage (and photos) are really difficult to get here – if you want to be sensitive to people. This is actually the first time I (Simon) have tried it, and I was nervous – even with Aggie by my side. Ugandans are extremely friendly people, but when it comes to this, they can get extremely annoyed and indignant. Many Ugandans don’t understand why the Mzungus (whites) want to take video and photos like this. They feel that we are ashaming them, and only show the bad/ugly side of Africa, and even that we do it with bad intentions. Aggie – my Ugandan wife – thought the same, until after we’d talked about it many times.
What we really intend is to raise the awareness of people in western countries – to wake them up to the reality that there are millions in the world who live in poverty like this. We intend to be ADVOCATES for these people – to cry out for help for them, on their behalf. That’s why we do what we do.
For more about why we are here in Uganda, what we are doing, and how you can help us & the people of Uganda, go to www.ugandajourney.org