Have you got any old mobile phones lying around… If so there’s a home desperate for them in Uganda via locally based Alison Hall’s charity Seeds for Development.
Mobile phones are revolutionising the poorest parts of Africa, Uganda included. They provide a cheap and easy way for people to stay in touch, share news and work together as communities across huge distances. The internet isn’t so big in the poorest areas, hopefully this will change in time. Mobiles however are a lifeline.
Seeds for Development works in some of the poorest areas of Uganda providing loans for farmers. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s already having a massive impact as you can see from Alison’s blog.
So, if you have old mobiles lying around, preferably with their charger and preferably unlocked (it doesn’t cost much to get your phone unlocked but it mounts up if Alison has to unlock all the phones she’s gifted), please, please contact me here to arrange to drop them off. I’ll get them to Alison who has two visitors from Uganda coming over in January.