The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon To Patagonia

Recently, I’ve been craving a sense of balance and structure in my life. For the last year and a half, I’ve been bouncing around the globe, coordinating and leading medical trips, and it can be insanely exhausting. Feeling particularity run down after returning from Ethiopia, I found myself online searching for some inspiration. I stumbled across this video, made by a […]

What I learned from Invisible Children

When I saw my first Invisible Children documentary in 2007 at Appalachian State University, I was in complete shock. I couldn’t believe there was a long-standing war underway in Northern Uganda. I left the screening feeling terribly uneducated, naive, and mad at myself for not knowing that this was going on. I couldn’t believe that children were being used as soldiers. Couldn’t believe that […]

Meet Mike Michael Drackert, the MEND Production Manager

Mike Drakert is the production manager for MEND, a socially and environmentally responsible company that Invisible Children runs. The MEND program is based in Gulu, in hopes of stimulating growth, local employment, and economic stability. They are both a fashion brand and an program dedicated to educating and providing employment for the women of Northern Uganda. What they don’t tell you about Mike is that […]

Clean Water? You Got It!

In November, I got to witness a borehole drilling in the outskirts of Gulu. Invisible Children and charity:water have teemed up and are drilling 20 boreholes for rural communities in northern Uganda. All 20 bore holes will be placed in and around Invisible Children’s Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) groups, with each well providing enough clean water for 250-1,200 […]