Infrastructure

Definition: Hospitals, running water, electricity, good/bad roads (in the capital of Kampala and the villiage)

Notes on: Presence and absence of infrastructure

Chapter 1 (village)

“Grassy lane” from house to village

1989-“no electricity”, no clean water, minimal health care, and unaffordable education (1,2)

Chapter 2 (Kampala)

Rakai had once been a bustling highway stop (12)

Bottled water to drink

Amin’s people destroyed the roads that were constructed during Obote’s time (7hr drive took 24)

Chapter 3 (Rukungiri and Kambuga)

Last town with electricity and paved roads

(Electric bulbs and neon beer signs (17))

Black iron ridge (18)

Muddy back roads on cliff sides (18)

Chapter 4 (brother dies)

No reference

Chapter 5 (hospital visit when he was 7)

Brick building, one doctor, no anesthetics at first, used forceps, penicillin, surgical theater (Hospital was very far from house)

Chapter 6 (marriage)

No reference

Chapter 7 (follows sisters to school)

Had to walk down a long dirt road to follow his sisters to school, and he had to walk across a log to go over the river (no bridge) (58)

Chapter 8 (talk about building the school)

No reference

Chapter 9 (when he built his house in the backyard)

Dimly lit paraffin lantern in his parents’ house (70) aka no electricity

Chapter 10 (opening of school)

No reference

Chapter 11 (fundraising)

Sacred Heart Church decided to help raise money for a rainwater tank for the school (88) due to the lack of clean drinking water

Chapter 12 (school success, village pain)

“at the north end of the building, the new ten-thousand-liter cement water tank stood”(97) meant clean water for the school the rest of the community lacked clean water

Chapter 13 (soccer game)

Bruno’s house has no electricity (105) “paraffin lanterns were empty”

Chapter 14 (visits other school)

“Zorooma Primary district… there had been little upkeep of the infrastructure” buildings were falling apart and students were not showing up on time (106)

Outside Zorooma, Kaguri met a woman who was walking 2 hours to get water from the schools clean water tank (108)

Chapter 15 (funds students)

“In a subsistence culture without electricity, running water, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, clothes washers, or vacuum cleaners…” (111)

“fetch water” (112) no water in houses or even near them usually

One grandmother in the community sold most of her land to pay for medical care (114) no medical assistance by the government for the elderly

Fiona was getting sent to Ishaka School in Bushenyi District which was a secondary school with electricity and housing and meal plans (115)

Chapter 16 (no streetlights)

Gravity fed water system (118) was beginning to be funded to build for the village

A couple receive HIV during the birth of their 2nd child due to unsanitary equipment at the hospital (123)

Ideas planned for a “full time nurse to make home visits and educate families in disease prevention” instead of building a health center (124)

The hospital was located in Entebbe, miles away, it had electricity but no street lights along the way (125)

no midwife in the village either (125)

Chapter 17 (in the city)

In Kampala he was in n building with 6 stories and an elevator (129) presence and use extensively of electricity and more advanced buildings

Chapter 18 (new water system)

“the new gravity-fed water system had been installed. One of only ten taps in the village” (135) There is finally clean water for the village

Chapter 19 (meeting with students, drowning story)

No reference

Chapter 20 (cows in America)

“there were no paved roads or electricity. How could we expect clean water?” (153)

“the ten-thousand-liter rainwater tank and now the gravity-fed system served the entire community” (153)

walks with his companion on a muddy trail (154)

“the streams used for water are the same streams people bathe in and cows drink from” (154) This leads to disease and sickness from unclean water

Nyakagyezi had a filter system put in that pumped spring water in. This gave 80 families safer drinking water. (155) Villagers needed to learn how to keep containers clean.

Dennis had six more taps to inspect (156) more water was being available steadily

Chapter 21 (visiting 2ndary schools)

“Roads leading to Kinkizi School were better maintained” but roads to Kambuga Secondary School were “in desperate need of repair” (160)

Kanungu-“wide dirt streets” (165)

Chapter 22 (inspector problems)

No reference

Chapter 23 (Scovia in hospital)

Kambuga Hospital had four wards, could hold 24 people on beds each (176)

No electricity in the hospital, just gas powered generators (177)

Chapter 24 (good Samaritan story)

No reference

Chapter 25 (field trip)

Kanunga town was 15 miles away from the school, but it would take a long time due to poor road construction (191)

In Kanungu- “streets of red dirt and gravel” (191)

In the Kanungu Inn there was a small TV powered by a generator (195)

Chapter 26 (Presentation of ideas to inspector)

Describes plans to make part time nurse a full time nurse with Josephine, a health inspector (199)

12-41% of the people in Kanungu District had access to clean water (201)

Chapter 27 (Emma Visits)

“roads are the darkest on rainy nights when not even a single star is visible” (210) there are no street lights or pain on the roads to distinguish the road from grass in the dark

Chapter 28 (taking Emma home)

On the way to Kambuga they crossed a bridge and there was a hospital there too (213)

Ntungamo had electricity, paved roads, and lots of traffic (216)

In Kampala there was electricity (220)

Chapter 29 (fundraising in Kampala)

No reference

Chapter 30 (Scotia’s death)

No reference

Chapter 31 (Grandmothers)

No reference (in America)

Chapter 32 (Graduation Day)

No reference

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