Lockdown Uganda- Another 14 Days

Businesses have begun to reopen today, as President Museveni relaxed some of the previously prescribed lock-down measures. Hardware shops, mechanics, wholesalers, metal workers, wood workers, insurance providers, and a limited number of lawyers are now allowed to operate. Restaurants, which were previously allowed to have eat in customers as long as they observed social distance,Continue reading “Lockdown Uganda- Another 14 Days”

Covid-19 Update- Uganda

The lockdown in Uganda has been extended for 21 days, even as coronavirus cases have only risen by 6 since our last update on April 6th. Now with 58 confirmed cases, 38 recovered, and 0 registered deaths, Uganda seems to have cut the curve on new cases. Yet, we are not out of the woods.Continue reading “Covid-19 Update- Uganda”

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!”

Meet Hilary (our second spring intern ’19)

Hello! My name is Hilary, I am 24 years old and from Leicestershire in the UK. My family originates from Ghana so I have two places I call home. I studied Law at the University of Manchester in the North West of England, the three years flew by and following my graduation I found myselfContinue reading “Meet Hilary (our second spring intern ’19)”

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!”

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”

2018 Summer Intern Wrap Up

From Lilia: This summer spent in Buyobo interning for WMI has been such a rewarding and informative experience. It was so hard to say goodbye to all the incredibly hard-working and kind women I got to know this summer at BWA, and watch the trees and mountains pass for the last time on the carContinue reading “2018 Summer Intern Wrap Up”

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”