One of my goals for this project was to also slog my way through a severe backlog of travel photos that became too monumentally daunting to even look at, let alone curate.
This particular image was taken on a trip to Uganda in September of last year with The Giving Lens. We were working with an NGO operating in Northern Uganda (Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation) and this is the tea plantation they work closely with in Kahangi village near Fort Portal.
We were welcomed to the plantation by local villagers, who greeted us with traditional song and dance, which seemed to be the (rather delightful) norm every place we visited.
Afterward we were taken into the field to watch the tea pickers at work, and even have a go at it ourselves, if we so desired. Quite incredible to watch the speed of the workers hands. Their hands were literally a blur.
Afterward one of the guides casually mentioned the number of deaths of tea plantation workers due to the poisonous snakes that populate the fields we had just been trekking through.
I thank you for telling us after the fact, good sir, as I'm pretty sure I would not have ventured in there knowing that prior to the fact.