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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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Transforming lives and local communities through business linkages in tourism and agriculture

With no money to pay for university education following his A’ levels in 1993, Eliezer Magezi, turned to bee-keeping to earn a living. He had grown up helping out his father, who had practised apiculture on a small scale, and knew he could bank his future on honey. With this dream in mind, he startemore

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Community Policing promotes peace in Karamoja Region

In Nakapelimoru village, Kotido district, two communities of cattle keepers are about to go to war, cows have gone missing! A new settlement tribe of the Turuka from Kenya is suspected of having stolen cows from the native Jie tribe. In this community cows are sacred; they are a source of pride, weamore

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Small Grants Changing Lives: New efficient charcoaling technologies save trees in Kamuli district

Eighteen years ago, Paul Kironde had no job, and no money to feed his young family of three. Producing charcoal was the only available source of income for the twenty-one-year old whose one acre of land was only big enough to produce food for the family's subsistence, leaving very little to sell to more

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A daughter's right to property

Thirteen year-old Barbara Apire lives in Boroboro village, Adekokwok sub-county, in Lira district, Northern Uganda. Barbara’s mother died of Aids-related illnesses when she was 12, leaving her in the care of an aunt. Before she died, Barbara’s mother was running a successful grain business in BoroBomore