All Posts by Amy Carst

Month in Review at Malayaka House (August)

This month we were humbled by the generosity of volunteers. From Spanish dentists who provided hundreds in our community with free dental services, to technology experts from Minneapolis who donated thousands in high-tech educational equipment, we felt particularly fortunate for our friends around the globe this August. Please check out

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Patricia Goes to School!

Despite heated debates in recent years as to the state of the U.S. education system, we are generally quite fortunate. Most Americans have access to a high level of free public education. For many countries in the developing world, including Uganda, public schools often have dirt floors and are lacking

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The African

The first time my family and I went to Uganda for an extended stay, I met Monica. My experience with Ugandans has been that they are some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world. Cultural differences, however, can sometimes be challenging when it comes to conversation, especially with

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Robert

There is this misconception about people doing humanitarian or social justice work: that they are saints who never mess up, who have exchanged freedom for helping others. But that is not at all the reality I have come to know. Instead, I see complicated, fascinating people who, rather than giving

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Thank you Wells Mountain Initiative

We were honored to host the Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) at Malayaka House last week. This US-based organization is doing important work around the globe, creating social change through education and community development. WMI works with young people in developing countries, educating them with skills training and scholarships in an

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Street Kids

I was in Uganda with my then ten-year-old daughter. It was our first time there, and I was still very much “in my bubble.” We were headed—with Robert—to coffee farms on the Kenyan border, and we had stopped midway for lunch in the history-rich town of Jinja, which also happens

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The Beginning

One of the most common questions we get asked is, how did Malayaka House begin? Although much of the story can be found in bits and pieces across our website, we thought we’d share it in its entirety right here. Enjoy 🙂 In 2005, an American by the name of

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A New Baby Arrives at Malayaka House

    A mentally-ill homeless woman begging in Entebbe —unfortunately, it is not a novelty. But when she has a baby, it’s another story altogether. This week, the aunties again found the mother of one our children, Dave, living in the streets of Entebbe. This time she had another baby

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