Sundays are quite easy going here in Uganda. Many people go to church in the morning and spend the rest of the day having lunch or just being with family. So we took this time to hike up to Kalangala town, the capital of Kalangala District (and thus the ‘capital’ of the Ssese Islands) This is the most developed town on the island by far, with 2 petrol stations, a few restaurants and several markets and pharmacies.
We actually passed through the town, walking for about 1.5 hours in total to get to the site of the future biodigester and battery charging station. (more on that later)
All in all, it was pretty exhausting to walk such a long distance under the African sun, but it was the ideal way to get to know the town. More importantly, this is how most locals actually travel, so it felt good to build empathy with the potential users of the battery charging station.