Meet the 2019 Summer Intern Team!

This year we have been blessed with the quality and quantity of interns! From our Spring interns (Hilary and Will) who worked on business case studies and how to make your own reusable sanitary pad workshops and community outreach, it has already been a busy year, but we are just getting started! At the beginningContinue reading “Meet the 2019 Summer Intern Team!”

Buyobo Welcomes Will K!

My name is Will Kuenster, and I have just arrived in Buyobo for my two-month stint as a WMI intern. I am originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, so the weather in Buyobo has been a welcome reprieve from the cold and snow! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December with degrees in FinanceContinue reading “Buyobo Welcomes Will K!”

USAID & VHT cont’d

The saga of our partnership with USAID continues! We held a training of trainers back in March, where members of the USAID came out for a full day training with 6 senior VHT members to give a comprehensive overview of the information in the materials and how to use these materials when doing community outreach.Continue reading “USAID & VHT cont’d”

Bringing Biogas to Buyobo

Many innovations in clean energy, including biogas, have demonstrated incredible applicability and success within communities here in Eastern Uganda. We have begun exploring the feasibility of bringing home biogas solutions to Buyobo and the surrounding villages for the following reasons! Challenges surrounding today’s energy sources are increasing: Homes in remote villages rely primarily on burningContinue reading “Bringing Biogas to Buyobo”

Personal Financial Workshop in Buyobo!

Recently I had the opportunity to sit with 12 of our lead coordinators to talk about budgeting, savings, and personal financial planning. Often, budgeting isn’t the most fun topic (especially when we realize how many different expenses we have!) but the BWA women excitedly and actively participated in the discussion. During the session, we reviewedContinue reading “Personal Financial Workshop in Buyobo!”