Covid-19 Update: Uganda Begins to Reopen

Uganda is officially reopening! And operations are resuming again at Buyobo Women’s Association, with July loan issuance happening as planned. Despite a little over 1,000 confirmed cases in Uganda, daily life is returning to business as usual. While masks, temperature gun checkpoints, and handwashing and/or sanitizing have become the new normal, virtually all aspects ofContinue reading “Covid-19 Update: Uganda Begins to Reopen”

Meet Our 2020 Remote Interns!

The Covid-19 pandemic put a hold on our on-the-ground internship program in Buyobo, but thankfully, we were able to host two interns, Cindy and Luke, remotely! Meet them below! My name is Cindy Matsiko and I live in Germantown, Maryland. I am a rising sophomore at University of Maryland Baltimore County studying Psychology and AfricanaContinue reading “Meet Our 2020 Remote Interns!”

Table Tennis Comes Full Circle in Buyobo!

Though not your typical sport, table tennis is a beloved sport in Uganda, which has some added benefits, such as High School and University Scholarships, for youth who prove themselves to be talented and dedicated. But how does a student in a village such as Buyobo get access to table tennis instruction, let alone aContinue reading “Table Tennis Comes Full Circle in Buyobo!”

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”