Hello All! Greetings from Uganda a.k.a the “Pearl of Africa”. I am Mikael, a former volunteer at Mustard Seed Fair Trade. Before graduating from Mizzou, I applied to the Peace Corps. As a volunteer, Jessica had been with me along the way, and she even wrote one of the three recommendations required to apply. I finished the 8 week training and I officially swore in as a Peace Corps Volunteer 2 weeks ago. I am living in northern Uganda for the next two years working with an organization primarily doing HIV/AIDS education and lifeskills exercises within schools.
Mustard Seed sells many products that are from Uganda, including SUUBI and the Sseko sandals you all love. In my free time, I plan to travel around Uganda (and some neighboring countries if my funds permit) and blog about interesting things I come across. You’ll see firsthand how purchases similar to the ones you make at Mustard Seed effect the lives of many. Dong Maber! (Bye for now)