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Water tanks, saving lives in Isingiro district

As the early year heat sears everything in its way, 50 year old Jennifer Nyakato’s new water tank stands out in her small compound like an oasis in a hot desert. The 7000 litre tank built for her in November has been providing her family with water for last four months. Built with concrete, the tankmore

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Elephant dung changing women’s lives in Rubirizi

Happy faces welcome you to the small building that houses the Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group in Rubirizi district. The women have taken a few minutes off their work to welcome visitors before they return to work in the different corners of the building. Some are making paper beads on the more

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An environmentally friendly building technology saving trees in Sironko district

Joanita Gumonye, a peasant farmer in Sironko district is over joyed by the opportunity to have a new house, for fifteen years, she has been living in a one bedroom mud house with her husband and seven children. In a few months’ time however, she’ll be moving into a four bedroom house which she’s beemore

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A Widow’s right to matrimonial property

When Justine Badaru a 38 year old,  resident of Kijogoro Parish, Miirya Sub County, Masindi district lost her husband to an HIV/AIDs-related illness, she was left with no independent source of livelihood. Illiterate and HIV positive herself, the mother of four was looking at a bleak future as amore

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Equipping girls with vocational skills to increase their access to decent employment

Abim - Julian Aila is a determined and hardworking 18-year old from Morulem Village in Abim district in Karamoja. Dropping out of school just before sitting her Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) did not stop her from dreaming of becoming a teacher one day.  The last born in a family, Julian mimore

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Empowering women to improve livelihoods

Six years ago, Rosemary Arenger, 28 was in bad shape.“I was a drunkard and too poor to help myself and my family. My husband was a cattle rustler. He never lived with us very much as he was always away from home on raiding trips. He was very violent and very often beat me up. We could not pay for oumore

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Increasing incomes for rural women through better land management

When Miriam Karooma’s husband passed away in the early months of 2003, she was worried she wouldn’t be able to take care for their seven children. Lucky for her, he had left her a square mile of land, and a few head of cattle to fend for her family. However, having been a full time house wife for thmore

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Teso leaders in initiative to tackle HIV/AIDS

Fifty local leaders have formed an HIV/Aids task force to coordinate efforts of health networks, local leaders, civil society, international donors and the public, in response to the condition. It consists of representatives from each of the seven districts, cultural leaders (Emorimor) and religiousmore

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Tourism business linkages lead to new products and partnerships

For Richard Tooro, tourism is a calling. A teacher by profession, Mr. Tooro says he got into tourism by chance because of his calling to explain and show new things and his love for travelling. In 1991, he started Kabarole Tours which offered him the opportunity to showcase the beauty of the Tooro rmore

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Value Chains: Supporting inclusive markets in agriculture and trade to improve lives of farmers in Uganda

GULU - Grace Lawilu wakes up at cockcrow every day and heads to the garden to plant seeds, dig out weeds or harvest. Vokogali, her home village, is 55 kilometres from Gulu town, in Northern Uganda, and is close to Nimule on the border with South Sudan. Scattered homesteads made up of mud and wattlemore

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