Life in Uganda

Books for Basoga

Books for Basoga exists for one reason: to empower children through literacy. Reading this website illustrates our point. Without literacy, we cannot operate a computer or understand a lunch menu.

Books for Basoga began with a small box of books in the Source Library in Jinja, Uganda. Candice Garner had come to Jinja looking for ways of integrating the resources of Americans and Ugandans. With no other lending library in the area, a dream was born.
Candice began to contact learning centers in the U.S. about donating books for the library. Soon U.S. classrooms and churches were collecting books to send to their new friends in Africa.

Want to Get Involved?

Follow these instructions to buy hardback or library-bound books:

1. Email us for a booklist
2. Find the books (or booklist!) you would like to purchase
3. Buy the books, and email us with your selection
4. Mail the books to:

The Source Cafe
Box 243
Jinja, Uganda

If you are interested in what books we already have, check out the online catalog!

5 responses

  1. Grace Almanza

    First I like to say, keep up the good work. Also, I like to get a booklist to send along with some M&M’s.
    “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your heart and strengthen you in every good deed and word” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17.

    In Jesus love,

    October 2, 2008 at 3:53 am

  2. Hey sweet family….will you send us a book list? I think this would be something great for our second grade class to work on at church!! Love ya’ll!

    January 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  3. Hey bud – great site!! I would love to send you some M&Ms!!

    February 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm

  4. Bobby


    One of the books you sent was checked out again this week, and it reminded me of your contribution. It looks like we’re not the only ones that appreciate the books!

    October 9, 2009 at 2:50 pm

  5. Marsha Holsombake

    Katy gave me your information, and I have enjoyed reading about your work. Do you still need books for your library? If so, please send me a book list. Thanks!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

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