I would like to point you to something I found by accident: From The Pearl of Africa.
This blog is being written by a young mid-western college student who is studying in Uganda, Africa. I think it is captivating. I can't imagine what it would be like to give up the comforts of home to go live among these people. I shall do so through her. Oh to be young again.
Please check it out...I think you too will be mesmerized.