Lindsey Pantaleo – Fine Art Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer in Jefferson City, Missouri

Sole Hope Jinja, Uganda

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The long awaited Sole Hope video from our travels this Fall to Uganda is finally completed. It is a bittersweet moment.  I am thrilled to share Uganda and Sole Hope through our eyes, but sad that this amazing experience is over. Nick, myself, and a team of advocates traveled across the world to the red dirt roads of Jinja with minimal video equipment, deep into the heart of the villages, where extreme poverty exists. Watching this video brings back so many good memories of the beautiful people we met in Uganda, but it is a constant reminder of the pain and poverty of those who live there and the struggle to survive everyday. The video is raw, you will see graphic images of jigger removal. We felt this footage was important as it shows what is actually happening everyday at Sole Hope. I hope that you watch this video and not only see how Sole Hope is improving the lives of those affected by jiggers, but see how fortunate and blessed you are to live in the US.

Special thanks to the Sole Hope team for allowing us into their homes and lives for a couple of weeks, and special thanks to NEEDTOBREATHE for donating their song “Brother.”My experience can be summed up in one quote. I found this quote after returning, but it expresses my feelings and outlook for the future “No one ever became poor by giving” -Anne Frank

God Bless Uganda and our friends at Sole Hope. We miss you!!