I have just booked my flights to Uganda. I’m flying out in early April with my baker mates Graham and Ralph. We’ve been asked to set up a bakery at the community hospital in Kumi. The idea is that they make money for the orphanage and create new jobs.
All they have at the moment is a building with a wood-fired oven and no front door. We are hoping we can buy a dough mixer at Kampala, the capital of Uganda. They tell us they’ll have electricity connected by the time we get there. We’re gonna need lots of stuff, like knives, tins and ingredients. Plus energy, and people who are
willing to learn.
I’ve never been to Uganda. I’m looking forward to it. It will be a huge job to set up a bakery from scratch with no equipment. We’re only there for two weeks. I’m always speaking about getting out of your comfort zone: this will get the three of us right out of ours. But the more I give, the more I get – in all areas of my life.