No one's exempt from daily duties in Kaihura, a rural village in the Kyenjojo district of Western Uganda, about 155 miles (250 km) west of Kampala.
I came across these kids carrying firewood on my way back to our compound in the early evening on my first day, and for many days after that. I was here on a humanitarian and medical trip through Global Support Mission, an US-based non-profit organization that leads groups to Kaihura regularly throughout the year.
In this community, it's all about, well, community, evidenced by the ties between its members -- ties that are closer and stronger and more permanent than any I've seen in any place I've ever been.
Though to outsiders it may seem like these Ugandans live a hard life, to them, there’s no method of comparison; walk down the road a bit to HomeAgain Orphanage and you'll find the happiest kids alive.