Yoga Session with Boys and Girls Group

A few months back, Buyobo women’s Association hosted Geoffrey Oryema, a certified yoga instructor, freelance performing artist, and social activist, for a yoga session and short discussion with Boys and Girls Group. A native of Gulu, Geoffrey grew up in the war torn north of Uganda during the time of the LRA, where he “heardContinue reading “Yoga Session with Boys and Girls Group”

Meet Our 2019 Fall Intern!

My name is Paddy Mukasa, and I am a Junior at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, studying BA Honours Business in Accounting. I am a member of the Strathclyde Harriers (Cross country) team.  Originally, I am from a small town of Katosi, Mukono district in Uganda. During my freshman year, I undertook an internship atContinue reading “Meet Our 2019 Fall Intern!”

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!”

Notes from WMI President, Robyn Nietert’s, Annual Visit

Making my 12th trip to WMI loan program hubs in East Africa, I am delighted to report that the impact of the loan program continues to grow.  We first traveled due west 4 hours from Kampala to the Mubende area where we partner with the Buesessa Community Development Association to off loans and training.  TheContinue reading “Notes from WMI President, Robyn Nietert’s, Annual Visit”

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!”