-Below is a description of a typical day to day life in the communities where we serve in Uganda-
4:30 am: wake up, milk the cow, feed the animals, fetch water, bath, collect wood, make a fire for tea
6 am: kids are starting to walk to schools, farmers going to dig in their gardens.
7:30 am: school starts
10 am: break at schools. For those who have paid for the food, breakfast is a cup of porridge. Many go hungry throughout the day. Farmers are still digging often with a cup of tea for breakfast only.
1 pm: lunch break with posho and beans for lunch. Lunches are often cooked by the pupils themselves if the school cannot afford to pay for a cook. At this time small children go home and others continue schooling up to 4 or 5pm.
3 pm: this is the time when many families start to prepare lunch, as this is the time when they can go to their gardens to get some potatoes, or get some small money for digging in the morning in someone else's garden. At this time, small children are at home helping to cook and fetch water.
5 pm: many people in the villages have their first food of the day at this time. Children started walking back home from schools.
7 pm: just before it gets dark, all children are home from school to fetch water for dinner and bathing.
10 pm: many families have dinner as late as at ten at night. Dinner is cooked on the fire. This is also the time when children have time to do their homework.