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It's very natural to want information about your housing arrangements. What will your housing be like? What will be provided? What should you expect? Here is some information that will help you as you prepare.
Where Will You Live?
You will be provided with furnished housing while in Uganda.
WGM owns four houses in the Kampala area. Two are large semi-detached, within walking distance of Heritage International School. One is about 2 kilometers from Heritage and also has a small guesthouse on its property.
Our newest house is the field director’s house located near HIS. Some VIA are housed in fully furnished rental apartments near the school (within walking distance).
Provided furnishings include:
You MAY have additional supplies in your apartment or house as well, including a washing machine, desk and chair, other shelves and supplies, but these are not guaranteed.
These are provided in your home, including a refrigerator and stove, as well as a water heater. Most living quarters have washing machines but some do not.
Be aware that the country is currently experiencing some on-going electricity problems which could affect using a washing machine or dryer. Should you choose to invest in either of these appliances, you will also be responsible to pay for the extra electricity or repairs.
Unless otherwise marked, your living quarters will have access ONLY to 220v. current. Please keep this in mind before you bring hairdryers, curling irons, electric clippers, battery chargers, cell phones, other electronics, etc. These appliances are available for purchase here if you don’t want to bring any with you. However, if you do bring this type of item with you, be sure it can be changed to run on 220v. (there is a button to turn on any appliances which can be used in both 110 and 220v. appliances). Should you choose to bring a 110v. only product, transformers are available to make the 110 v. item work in a 220v. socket, but they cost $70 or so and usually are a personal expense to you.