A Takes a Village to Buy a Car . . .
'91 Mitsubishi Pajero, diesel, 4x4, previously owned . . .
We have been greatly blessed to have colleagues and friends here who help us through the local procedures and negotiations to do business. We hope soon to have all the paperwork needed to put our "new", well-maintained vehicle on the road. Cars are surprisingly expensive, partly because of taxation and fees, partly because of road conditions, and partly because it takes quite a few contacts and helpers to navigate the issues large and small. We had considered something smaller and lighter, but we wanted something more powerful to give flexibility and safety; also, as Ali is the ABU nurse, we might need an ambulance in which to lay someone out flat. We thank our colleague Kurt Schimke, licensed pilot (U.S. and Uganda), his mechanic Francis, and our favorite driver, Badru, who put us in touch with the seller. We'll have some quick photos up soon.