Mumsnet blogger, Jess McGLynn, recently joined us on a trip to Northern Uganda. Jess's blog, Catch a Single Thought, follows her journey through parenthood.

It was her interest for international development that led her to put herself forward for the trip, when we reached out through Mumsnet in search of a blogger to help us tell our story.

Jess's passion and engaging writing style made her the obvious choice. She didn't know anything about Send a Cow and had never left her young children to go on a trip like this before. She was understandably nervous and apprehensive but we had absolute faith in our programmes and support staff.

That faith was not misplaced. The depth of Jess's experience shines through in her blog entry. It tells the stories of those we work with, why we do what we do and why it works beautifully.

We're very proud and thankful to Jess for being brave enough to go on this trip with us. We hope you enjoy the piece as much as we did.

Read Jess's blog