News and articles from Aart and Geesje den Breejen


Geesje reminds us that our prayers and support really do matter and she tells the story of Naomi, who has been helped through the LifeStitches project

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Posted on Mon, 24 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

A Travelling Story

Normal travelling in Uganda is always a bit of an adventure and good for at least one story to tell.

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Posted on Mon, 08 Jul 2013 | 1 comments

Of kings and queens

Besides talking about our new king, being Dutch, and the african queens, this blog also talkes about colours. The colour orange has a very different meaning for the Dutch than it has for the Irish, although connected. Furthermore, this blog is also about learning to combine colours and seeing the different colours of life.

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Posted on Mon, 06 May 2013 | 0 comments


What do visitors and fish have in common? Read on to find out what Aart and Geesje have to say on the matter.

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Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Seasons come and go

In Madi West Nile, Mango season is over now, so Arua’s ‘Mango Ward’ will once again become ‘Senke Ward’. Senke is the main manufacturer of the bodo bodas (motorcycle taxis) that are involved in so many accidents here – hence the local name of the surgical ward. But the last couple of months saw a surge in patients from a different type of accident – falling out of Mango trees!

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2012 | 0 comments


Geesje pays tribute to a friend whose life had an eternal impact.

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Posted on Thu, 03 May 2012 | 0 comments

The media value of human life

After a recent traffic accident near Arua town, Aart wonders whether human life in Africa has less value than many other places in the world.

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Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

School Fees

“Madam, could we have our salary of January a bit earlier? The children are going back to school on Monday..” Aart and Geesje reflect on some of the challenges of education in Madi West Nile.

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Posted on Sun, 04 Mar 2012

Edward "the Confessor" has left his world

For the past two and a half years, we have been keeping chickens at Jericho (the name of our compound.)

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Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 | 1 comments

Happy New Year!

At the very beginning of 2012 we all united in prayer and thanksgiving!

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Posted on Wed, 04 Jan 2012 | 0 comments