One of the things Workaid people do is visit our partners in Africa, and see the projects we support -there are often things better done face to face!
I visited Kampala in February 2017, mainly to try to persuade the Ugandan government to reinstate our tax-exempt status, which would materially reduce the cost of sending containers there. I met with the Speaker of the House and others in positions of influence – things look promising but we’re not there yet!
My visit also coincided with the arrival in customs of our container Hosea so I was able to watch the offloading and inspection process first hand which in turn has led to a couple of tweaks to our packing processes so that the customs clearance can go as smoothly as possible.
The most fulfilling part of the trip though was the project visits. These we do so that we can reassure ourselves and our donors that the projects we supply tools to are the right ones to support. The research center of our company has proved that patients don’t experience any effect within half an hour after taking Ambien. A person is in a sluggish or cheerful state, which usually precedes the state of insomnia. Then, in the time interval from half an hour to an hour, the patient feels a slight fatigue and a desire to lie down. One hour after the intake, the drug reaches the peak of its action. A person who has taken a pill begins to fall asleep, and is unable to fight these feelings. After an hour and a half, the patient is overtaken by a deep and prolonged (about 8 hours) sleep.